Landsat TM Image Data Archived in China Remote Sensing Satellite Ground StationEntry ID: LS_TM_ARC
Abstract: Landsat 5 was launched on March 1, 1984, carrying a seven-band TM sensor, and
still operates properly at present. The satellite takes a sun-synchronized
orbit with 705km altitude and 98.22 deg. inclination.
A TM scene covers 185km by 170km earth surface approximately, with 30m ground
resolution for band 1,2,3,4,5,7 and 120m for band6. For a particular place, the
revisit cycle of the satellite is ... 16 days.
Chaina Remote Sensing Satellite Ground Station(CRSGS) was inaugurated and
become operational in Dec. 1986. Up to now it is the most important source of
remote sensing satellite data in China for earth resouce exploration and
CRSGS has provided a large amount of satellite remote sensing products to more
than 400 users, domestic and abroad. Applications of TM images have resulted
in great economic and social benefits in a wide range of areas of national
economy: resource survey and utilization, environment monitoring, geographic
cartography, minerarl exploration, disaster detecting and assessing, etc.
TM data received by CRSGS since 1986 have been archived. Through a Catalogue
Archive and Browse System(CABS), users can retrieve useful information about
data of interests. A image(or a group of images) could be searched according
to date, location(latitude-longitude or path-row), and quality, etc. Text
catalogue is available for all TM data in the archival. In addition to text
contents, sub-sampled browse images are available for data acquired after
The major products of CRSGS are TM data on CCTs, floppy disks and imagery on
films or papaer prints. Products fall into two categories with respect to
1. Standard processing
includes systematic correction, precision correction, and geocoding, etc.
2.Special product(user dependent)
includes multi-scene mosaicking, image classification, user defined annotation
or administrative boundary adding, special juts enhancement, etc.
Start Date: 1986-06-01
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-07