Chapter 9. Remote Sensing Satellites

  1. Anil K. Maini and
  2. Varsha Agrawal

Published Online: 30 NOV 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch9

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Maini, A. K. and Agrawal, V. (2006) Remote Sensing Satellites, in Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch9

Author Information

  1. Laser Science and Technology Centre, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2006
  2. Published Print: 1 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470033357

Online ISBN: 9780470057902



  • remote sensing satellites;
  • thermal remote sensing systems;
  • remote sensing satellite orbits;
  • remote sensing satellite payloads;
  • monogenic images and polygenic images;
  • active and passive sensor systems;
  • land cover change detection;
  • Radarsat Satellite Payloads


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Remote Sensing – An Overview

  • Classification of Satellite Remote Sensing Systems

  • Remote Sensing Satellite Orbits

  • Remote Sensing Satellite Payloads

  • Passive Sensors

  • Active Sensors

  • Types of Images

  • Image Classification

  • Image Interpretation

  • Applications of Remote Sensing Satellites

  • Major Remote Sensing Missions

  • Further Reading

  • Glossary