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June 23, 1971
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Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP79B00752A000300040003-9 .NEWS NATIONAL- AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION ~2Q2~ 962-~1SS WASHINGTON,O.C.205a6 TELS: (202) 963-~25 Joseph McRoberts Phone 202/962-1176 RELEASE NO: 71-114 fOR RELEASE: WEDNESDAY A.M. June 23, 1971 RECORD NUMBER OF REQUESTS FOR NASA DATA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has received more than 600 proposals from potential domestic and international users of data expected to be obtained from the Earth Resources Technology Satellites (ERTS) and the Earth Resources Experiment Package (EREP) to be carried on Skylab. This is the greatest number of proposals for experiments ever received by NASA in response to an announcement of opportunity for analysis of space-derived data. Government, universities, and industry, foreign and domestic, are interested in a wide range of applications of the data including agriculture, forestry, geography, demo- graphy, cartography, geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteor- ology, environmental quality, ecology and the techniques required to convert sensor data into the desired information. -more- 6/21/71 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP79B00752A000300040003-9 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP79B00752A000300040003-9 . -2- For example, an experimenter might want to have a certain set of sensors or cameras look at a precise area of a state at certain days and times for estimating crop or timber inventories. A test of such a use would be worthwhile scien- tifically and, if the sensors were not committed at the same times or days on other investigations, it would be technically feasible. NASA and the cooperating user agencies, the United States Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Commerce, the .Navy and the Corps of Engineers, want a balanced program of reserach to demonstrate the utility and economy of remote sensing in natural resources and environmental studies. NASA asked potential users in early February to submit their ideas on how they would propose to conduct experiments to determine the utility of ERTS or EREP data. Nine proposal evaluation panels in as many disciplines are now meeting near NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., to study the proposals from more than 550 domestic and 80 international sources. The panels are com- posed of more than 100 scientists who are experts in the various disciplines involved. ERTS-A will be launched~by NASA next spring and ERTS-B in 1973. The first Skylab carrying the EREP will be launcYted in 1973. Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP79B00752A000300040003-9 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP79B00752A000300040003-9 ERTS/EREP PP,~JPOSALS RECEIVEDI FROP1 FOREIG~~ COUtnRIES ~I~U~ITRY X10. OF PROPQSIILS ~QlERP1~IEPIT ~ eRIVATE ? .UNIVERSITY ARGENTINA AUSTRALIA BELGIUM BOLIVIA BRAZ I L CANADA CHILE COLUMBIA ECUADOR FRANCE GERMANY GREECE GUATEMALA INDIA INDONESIA ISRAEL JAPAN KOREA NETHERLANDS NO R',~IAY PAKISTAN PERU SOUTH AFRICA ' St~tEDEN S1~1 I TZERLAND UNITED KINGDOM .VENEZUELA T~IIS REPRESS"~lTS 35 PROPOSALS RECEIVED FP,O"~1 27 COUPlTRIES, Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP79B00752A000300040003-9 Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP79B00752A000300040003-9 DISTRIB~JTIOIt MAY OF DO;UrSTIC PRAPOSALS State Government Proposals O Total au~ber of'University, Industry and Individual Proposals (by state) Declassified and Approved For Release 2013/06/11 :CIA-RDP79B00752A000300040003-9