Space Acquired PhotographyEntry ID: SPACE_PHOTOS
Abstract: Gemini photography was acquired between March 23, 1965 and November 15, 1966. The images were collected as part of the Synoptic Terrain Photography and the Synoptic Weather Photography experiments during Gemini Missions III through XII. Hand-held cameras were used to obtain photographs of geologic, oceanic, and meteorologic targets. The Gemini archive consists primarily of 70-mm black and white ... (B/W), color, and color-infrared (CIR) film. All Gemini photographs are distributed by the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center as digital products only.
Skylab photography was acquired between May 22, 1973 and February 8, 1974 during three manned flights. The Skylab Earth Resources Experiment Package used two photographic remote sensing systems. The Multispectral Photographic Camera (S190A), was a six-camera array, in which each camera used 70-mm film and a six-inch focal length lens. The acquired film ranges from narrow-band B/W to broad-band color and CIR. The Earth Terrain Camera (S190B) consisted of a single high-resolution camera which used five-inch film and an 18-inch focal length lens. The acquired film includes B/W, black and white infrared (BIR), color, and CIR. All Skylab photographs are distributed by the USGS EDC as digital products only.
Shuttle Large Format Camera (LFC) images were acquired from the Space Shuttle Challenger Mission on October 5-13, 1984. The LFC was mounted in the cargo bay, and was operated via signals from ground controllers. The archived imagery includes 9 x 18 inch B/W, natural color, and CIR film. Shuttle LFC photographs are distributed by the USGS EDC as digital products only.
Purpose: Space Acquired photography is collected for various government projects. It also serves as a valuable research tool for the scientific community and general public.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Dataset Title: Space Acquired Photography
Dataset Release Place: Sioux Falls, SD USA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: digital imageryOnline Resource: http://eros.usgs.gov/#/Find_Data/Products_and_Data_Available/Space_...
LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE PATTERNS
LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > ALBEDO
LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION > TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
The extent of the orbital range for the Large
Format Camera was 57 degrees north to 57 degrees south latitude.
Vertical Gemini coverage is generally worldwide between 33 degrees
North and 33 degrees South latitude. Oblique imagery includes areas
beyond the vertical coverage range.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Digital
Distribution Format: Download
Fees: Free. Non-refundable $30 fee to convert film to digital if not available.
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Email: lta at usgs.gov
Long Term Archive USGS EROS Center U.S. Geological Survey
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198-0001
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-25