Busy Schedule for Remote Sensing
Twelve new space platforms poised to begin studying Earth by the end of 1997

SatelliteOwnerLaunch DateDesign Life
Sich 1National Space Agency of Ukraine3rd Quarter 19951 year
RadarsatCanadian Space Agency3rd Quarter 19955 years
IRS-1CIndian Space Research Organization4th Quarter 19953 years
Prioda module for Mir space stationRussian Space Agency4th Quarter 19953 years
Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Earth ProbeNASABy 1st Quarter 19962 years
IRS-P3Indian Space Research Organization1st Quarter 19963 years
SeaStarNASA1st quarter 19965 years
NOAA KU.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration2nd Quarter 19962.5 years
OKEAN-ONational Space Agency of Ukraine2nd Quarter 19961 year
Advanced Earth Observation Satellite (ADEOS)National Space Development Agency of Japan3rd Quarter 19963 years
China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite (CBERS 1)Brazilian National Institute of Space Research; Chinese governement4th Quarter 19962 years
Feng Yun-2 (FY-2)China Meteorological AdministrationBy 1st Quarter 19973 years

Source: Committe on Earth Observation Satellites; SpaceNews research Space News/Lamont W. Harvey

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