Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

8-1999

Abstract

Since satellites started photographing Earth from space nearly four decades ago, their images have inspired excitement, introspection, and, often, fear. Like all information, satellite imagery is in itself neutral. But satellite imagery is a particularly powerful sort of information, revealing both comprehensive vistas and surprising details. Its benefits can be immense, but so can its costs.

Keywords

Artificial satellites, Satellite imaging, Landsat, Remote sensing, State espionage, Spacecraft launching, Business structures, Government, Shutters, Corporations

Discipline

Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Issues in Science and Technology

Volume

16

Issue

1

First Page

45

Last Page

52

ISSN

0162-2889

Publisher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press): Arts & Humanities Titles etc

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://www.jstor.org/stable/43311980

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