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Instrument: RBV : Return Beam Vidicon
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Associated Platforms
LANDSAT-3
LANDSAT-2
LANDSAT-1

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Visible
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.47 μm - 0.575 μm

Wavelength Keyword: Visible
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.58 μm - 0.68 μm

Wavelength Keyword: Near Infrared
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.69 μm - 0.83 μm

Related Data Sets
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Description
The Return Beam Vidicon (RBV) consisted of three TV-like cameras
which used color filters to provide multispectral images in EM
bands centered in the blue-green, yellow-red, and red-IR. This
sensor failed early on the ERTS-1 and never came into routine
use. However, a four-camera RBV on Landsat-3 was a panchromatic
(0.505 - 0.750 m) version that provided four contiguous images
at 30 m (98ft) resolution; each image comprises approximately
one-quarter of a full Landsat MSS scene).

[Source: NASA]

Online Resources
http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Instrument Logistics
Data Rate: 2265.5 MHz
Instrument Owner: NASA