Landsat-8 Long Swath

  • Released Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Landsat-8 launched February 11th, 2013. This visualization shows one of the first full swaths of data taken on April 19th, 2013, only one week after Landsat-8 ascended to its final altitude of 438 miles (705 km).

Animation of the window tracker icon layer. This layer is synchronized with the swath traverse layer and can be used together to identify where we along the swath traverse.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:52 PM EDT.


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