Landsat image of the Pakistan-Iran border, 1972.

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Landsat image of the Pakistan-Iran border, 1972.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

This picture of the Pakistan-Iran border was taken on 25th November 1972. Five Landsats were launched between 1972 and 1984 to study the Earth's surface in various spectral bands from the visible to the infrared with a resolution of about 30 metres. The Landsat programme is an ongoing one. Landsat 7, launched in 1999 is able to view the Earth's surface at a resolution of 15 metres, and the next satellite, Landsat 8, is scheduled to be launched into orbit in 2005. The satellites are used to provide information for map making, studies of land use, pollution monitoring and mineral prospecting.

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