Landsat 8 Overview

  • 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 Landsat Program is a series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. The first Landsat satellite launched in 1972 and the next satellite in the series, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission — LDCM, is scheduled to launch on February 11, 2013


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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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  • LDCM Overview (ID: 2012101)
    Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5:00AM
    Produced by - Walt Feimer (HTSI)