The #PRISMA Satellite this time intercepted Los Angeles, the most populous city in the United States after New York and the largest on the west coast.
The PRISMA program is a very high-tech mission developed for Italian Space Agency with OHB Italia S.p.A. as Prime Contractor.
The #acquisition (red/green/blue bands and infrared data) captured the urban area of L.A., famous for the modern architecture in the central area. The images show a large number of streets organized in a regular grid pattern. The city has historically faced problems with air pollution and water shortfall due both to its climatic conditions and population growth in recent decades (13 Mio. inhabitants).
Founded by the Spaniards as “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina Virgen de los Ángeles del Río de la Porciúncula de Asís”, obtained the city-status on 9th June 1850, five months before California became the 30th State of the Union. It is an internationally important economic and scientific center, and the world capital of the film industry.
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