Landsat 8 Video File

  • Released Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey that will continue the Landsat Program's 40-year data record of monitoring Earth's landscapes from space. LDCM will expand and improve on that record with observations that advance a wide range of Earth sciences and contribute to the management of agriculture, water and forest resources.

The LDCM observatory was successfully launched aboard an Atlas V-401 rocket on February 11, 2013, from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The operation of the satellite will be handed over to the U.S. Geological Survey on May 30, 2013.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:52 PM EDT.


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This visualization originally appeared on the following tapes:
  • LDCM Launch Press (ID: 2013009)
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5:00AM
    Produced by - Walt Feimer (HTSI)