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Remote Sensing Satellites
Remote sensing satellites have solar panels to produce electricity, antennae for transmitting data, and sensors for observing Earth's surface. Depending on the mission, they carry several sensors or just one. The majority of satellites are operated by government space programs or military agencies. Other satellites have been launched by private companies for mapping applications.
The images in this exhibition were captured by the following satellites.
Click on a satellite name to learn more.