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Space Acquired Photography

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  • 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.

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    Quality
    Extent: 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.
    Collection Progress

    In Work

    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.
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • LANDSCAPE
    • LANDSCAPE PATTERNS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES
    • ALBEDO
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • LAND SURFACE
    • TOPOGRAPHY
    • TERRAIN ELEVATION
    • TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • INFRARED IMAGERY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
    • VISIBLE IMAGERY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE
    • SURFACE WATER
    • RIVERS/STREAMS
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Ancillary Keywords
  • imagery
  • EROS
  • JSC
  • JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • LARGE FORMAT CAMERA
  • IMAGERY
  • SKYLAB
  • PHOTOS
  • GEMINI
  • LFC
  • INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
  • ISS
  • SHUTTLE
  • MOON
  • EARTH
  • WORLD
  • SPACE
ISO Topic Categories
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
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Platforms
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    Instruments
    • Cameras
    • LFC
  • GEMINI
    Instruments
  • ISS
    Instruments
  • SKYLAB
    Instruments
  • SPACE SHUTTLES
    Instruments

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN NO_SPATIAL
Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • EROS
    ORIGINATOR

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  • DOI/USGS/EROS
    Multiple Roles

    ARCHIVER

    DISTRIBUTOR

    Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

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Data Contacts

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  • DATABASE SPECIALIST
    Metadata Author
    DATABASE SPECIALIST USGS EROS CENTER

    Long Term Archive
    USGS EROS Center
    U.S. Geological Survey
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

    • Email
    • 605-594-6953
    • 605-594-6151
  • Data Center Contact
    EROS CENTER

    DOI/USGS/EROS

    LTA Customer Services
    U.S. Geological Survey
    EROS Center
    Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

    • Email
    • 605-594-6589
    • 605-594-6151, 800-252-4547

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