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Site Location: Stennis, Mississippi, USA


Stennis Spatial Targets, February 2004

Stennis Spatial Targets, February 2004

30.386151°  -89.628116°


Stennis Spatial Targets, March 2014


Location (City, State, Country): Stennis, Mississippi, USA
Altitude above sea level Min/Max/Mean (meters): TBD
Center Latitude,Longitude (Degrees): 30.386151°  -89.628116°
UTM Zone: 13 N
Landsat WRS-2 Path / Row: 022039
Owner: NASA Stennis Space Center
Points of Contact and Affiliation: Dr. Robert Ryan, Mary Pagnutti
Purpose: Spatial assessment of high resolution satellites
Range Layout: Painted concrete targets on the property of NASA Stennis Space Center.
Description: From ~1998 to ~2009 two targets, one an edge target, the other a quarter Siemens Star, were maintained to some degree.  From 2010-2013 targets fell into disrepair and covered.  As of 2014 new edge target has been made in location of Siemens Star.
Suitability: Higher resolution satellites (2m or finer {??} resolution)
Limitations: Due to proximity to Gulf of Mexico, atmosphere tends to be humid and may often have clouds, particularly in afternoons.  Best months for use tend to be:  {XXXXX}

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