Ensuring long-term continuity
"...It remains the goal of the U.S. Government to transition the Landsat program from a series of independently planned missions to a sustained operational program funded and managed by a U.S. Government operational agency or agencies, international consortium, and/or commercial partnership. Concurrent with the actions cited above, the National Science and Technology Council, in coordination with NASA [National Aeronautics and Space Administration], DOI/USGS [United States Department of the Interior/United States Geological Survey], and other agencies and EOP [Executive Office of the President] offices as appropriate, will lead an effort to develop a long-term plan to achieve technical, financial, and managerial stability for operational land imaging in accord with the goals and objectives of the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System..."
View Complete Memo (41 Kb, PDF)
To view and print the PDF you must obtain and install the Acrobat® Reader, available at no charge from Adobe Systems.