4th edition 2002, pp. 1514, 522 illustrations, 857 tables,
Springer Verlag, ISBN: 3-540-42388-5
The book covers Earth observation on a global scale, there are hundreds of
spaceborne missions defined and more than 2000 spaceborne sensors. An
effort has been made to update the material presented in the three previous
editions. In addition, a considerable amount of new information is provided.
The 4th edition contains a number of changes in scope and layout.
- An "Earth Observation
Short History" is provided putting a lot of space-age facts and
technology introduction into proper context for a better overview and
understanding of the subject matter
- Most emphases are given to
the documentation of spaceborne missions and sensors
- A thematic re-ordering of
the spaceborne missions was done covering such topics as (alphabetic
- Commercial Imaging
- Data Collection (Messaging)
- Meteorology - GEO
(Geosynchronous Earth Orbit) Missions
- Meteorology - LEO (Low
Earth Orbit) Missions
- Satellite Radionavigation
- Satellite Emergency
Services & Environmental Monitoring
- Shuttle - Selected Missions
- Space Stations
- Technology Missions
Satellites & Payloads
The book contains the spaceborne missions and sensors (past, present and
future), the "history", a chapter on reference data, and three
appendices. A CD-ROM comes along with the book, containing all information of
the book as well as of Part P: "Survey of Airborne Sensors"
and Part Q: "Survey of Campaigns." The CD-ROM contains a total of
1934 pages. The CD-ROM is intended as a search tool; it is not to be
used as a copy tool.
The Table of Contents (PDF, 27 pages: 182 kB) is
provided giving the reader a good idea of the missions and material covered.
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