1970-02-01

The Earth Resources Technology Satellites (ERTS) System 700761

This paper describes the Earth Resources Technology Satellites which are part of an experimental program to provide data pertaining to:
  • Agriculture
  • Geology
  • Hydrology
  • Geography
  • Cartography
  • Oceanography
The primary objective of the ERTS mission is to obtain high resolution multi-spectral images of the earth's surface over a period of one year. This program has already been implemented with the launch of ERTS-A scheduled for March 1972.

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