Definition - What does Landsat mean?

Landsat are the satellites which are used for gathering remote sensing data from various locations on the land. During exploration and production activities, the continual images of the earth's surface are required so as to help geologists understand the topography of the typical regions where it is impossible to reach for oil and gas exploration activities. These satellites provide the required data that is used for decision making for big Energy companies. They are not only useful in the oil and gas industry, but also in others sectors as well.

Petropedia explains Landsat

In the oil and gas sector, landsat satellites have helped a lot in making tactical decisions by big oil producers for their various project locations site. Landsat satellite imagery provides the most cost effective solutions to petroleum experts by acquiring and processing images of the various geographical locations that help in reducing the exploration risk of any Petroleum E&P organization, thus, overall helps in lowering the project cost.

Landsat satellites are used in different industries for:

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Detection of coal mine fire
  • Biofuel crop monitoring
  • Surface mine and reclamation efforts
All these things are being done by Landsat. In the Energy sector, location of geological vents, coal deposits and uranium deposits are being explored with the help of the geological events under the earth's surface. Landsat also observes the infrared lights which in turn help in distinguishing the minerals on the earth's surface.
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