Landsat 8 - A Decade of Service

  • Released Saturday, February 11, 2023

This February marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of Landsat 8, launched by NASA in 2013 and operated by the US Geological Survey. Equipped with its Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) onboard instruments, Landsat 8 represented a significant advance in remote sensing technology and was the first to allow everyone in the world fully free and open access to its data from first light. In celebration of a decade of service, let’s take a look back at some of the remarkable ways Landsat 8 has fundamentally altered the way we see our world.

Music Credit:

“Saving the Planet” Ty Unwin [PRS] BBC Production Music
“Uplifting Jaunt” Lindsey Debra Wright [PRS] Chalk Music
“Curious by Nature” Eddie Saffron [PRS] Being Human Music
“Movement” Samuel William Hooper [PRS] Chalk Music
“Patient Motion” Lucie Rose [PRS] Chalk Music
“Tomorrow is Today” Jonathan Ellis [ASCAP] Sarah Trevino [ASCAP] Perfect Moment Music
“Constant Motion” Ben Niblett [PRS] Jon Cotton [PRS] Nova Production Music
“Climate Change” Fred Dubois [SACEM] Paul du Chaumont [SACEM] Koka


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This page was originally published on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 11:43 AM EDT.


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