Satellites status

Serge Andrefouet serge at
Fri May 7 11:05:55 EDT 1999

Dear colleagues,

Information on satellites status potentially interesting for coral reef

LANDSAT 7 was launched successfully on April 15th 1999. It is still in a
test period. More details on

IKONOS 1, Space Imaging's high - resolution satellite (1 meter in
panchromatic mode and 4 meters in 4-bands multipectral mode) launched a
couple days ago died.  It never reached orbit.  A result of a faulty
booster rocket.

Serge Andrefouet
Department of Marine Science
Remote Sensing/ Biological Oceanography
University of South Florida              
140, 7th Av. South                       
St Petersburg 
FL 33701

phone: (727) 553-1186
fax:   (727) 553-1103
E-mail: serge at

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