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Exelis Providing NASA Software For Earth Monitoring Satellite; Jaye Lampe Comments

Exelis LogoAn ITT Exelis subsidiary is providing software to NASA for a satellite launched Monday to conduct research into agriculture, mapping, geology, forestry, regional planning, surveillance and education.

Exelis Visual Information Solutions has provided the ENVI software for all previous Landsat program missions and has updated the program to extract metadata from files for radiometric calibration and atmospheric correction, Exelis said Tuesday.

Jaye Lampe, president of Exelis Visual Information Solutions, said the company has supported the Landsat program for more than 20 years.

NASA and its partners use ENVI to visualize and analyze spectral data, such as multispectral data collected by Landsat 8.

Government entities participating in Landsat use ENVI to monitor water quality; measure glacier recession; analyze population growth and research invasive plant species.

They also use the software to assess damage from hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters, Exelis said.

“Geospatial imagery is used to evaluate biodiversity, detect and identify targets, plan emergency response efforts and a variety of other applications important to understanding the world around us,“ Lampe said.

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