jump directly to section navigation jump directly to site level navigation jump directly to content top jump directly to footer information
NASA's EO1 Satellite. Click here for NASA Home Goddard Space Flight Center GSFC
> Earth Sciences Enterprise > New Millenium Program > GSFC > EO-1
+ NASA Portal
+Search NASA Portal

eo1 extended mission main menu eo1 general main menu eo1 baseline mission menu eo1 intranet search the EO1 site eo1 mission home page



goto EO-1 Home Page

EO-1 Firsts  

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

Related Sites
USGS/EO-1 website at

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.

SectionNav | SiteNav | PageTop | ContentTop | Footer


NASA Official: Dan Mandl
Curator: Lisa Kane
Webmaster/Design: Steve Sabia
Development: Team List
Security, Privacy, Notices
SectionNav | SiteNav | PageTop | ContentTop