1980

A Landsat satellite ground station is established at Alice Springs to provide Australia direct access to data from the US Landsat series of remote sensing satellites.

Australia is one of the first countries outside the US to establish such a station.

Part of the Australian Centre for Remote Sensing in the 1980s and 1990s, the centre is now operated by Geoscience Australia for the Near-Earth Observation Group and has been upgraded to receive data from a wide range of satellites.

Last updated: 18 November 2019

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