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EO-1 Firsts  
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see the associated EO-1 Validation Report, Part 9 - EO-1 Firsts, MsWord

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USGS/EO-1 website at
http://eo1.usgs.gov

Contact
Questions and comments related to this document should be directed to:

Michael Flick
EO-1 Technology Transfer Manager
EO-1 Mission Office
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Phone: 301-286-8146
Fax: 301-286-1736
E-Mail: Michael Flick

ALI Science Validation

When considering the large number of accomplishments resulting from the EO-1 mission, a sizable number can be classed as "firsts". Listed below are those "firsts" that are considered most significant for ALI Science Validation relative to Landsat.

Rlative to Landsat, first to:

  1. Demonstrate sequentially-sampled push-broom detector array technology.
  2. Provide superior SNR and 12-bit A/D to capture the full dynamic range of Earth imagery.
  3. Provide Pan-band-enhanced imagery of exceptional quality.
  4. Provide additional SWIR band 5p (1.200-1.300 µm) to supply new information for identifying
    forest and crop types.
  5. Provide additional VNIR blue band 1p (0.433-0.453 µm) to supply new information for coastal
    studies and aerosol estimation.
  6. Provide improved SNR to track subtle changes in the velocity of ice sheet flows.

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