remote sensing satellite
A type of satellite that performs remote sensing from space. Remote sensing satellites generally monitor important resources for humans. For example, they might be used to track animal migration, locate mineral deposits, watch agricultural crops for weather damage, or see how fast the forests are being cut down. Because they are in space, remote sensing satellites are ideal for monitoring areas with harsh climates or difficult terrains.
Related category TYPES OF SPACECRAFT
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