Multispectral scanner

Virginia Norwood is best known for her contribution to the Landsat program, having designed the Multispectral Scanner, which was first used on Landsat 1.

She is called ‘The Mother of Landsat’ for this work, the first satellite launched into space to monitor Earth’s surface.

Thanks to her Multispectral scanner, we could see the earth from space and scan for multiple parameters such as natural resources and weather conditions.

Written by: Fatma Abdi.