Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 66, Issue 7, page 62, 12 February 1985
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1985), Landsat commercialization, Eos Trans. AGU, 66(7), 62–62, doi:10.1029/EO066i007p00062-02.(
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After months of discussions between the Department of Commerce and the President's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) over specific terms of a contract to transfer the land remote sensing satellite (Landsat) system to a private operator, the administration made its position public last week, confirming reports that OMB is not willing to compromise. The position, released in the fiscal year 1986 budget request of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), states that money will not be provided for transfer of the Landsat system to a private operator “unless a fixed price contract is accepted that provides at a minimum, the development, manufacture, launch, and operation of two satellites that together provide at least 6 years of service for not more than $250 million in subsidy.” NOAA currently operates Landsat.