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2013-01-11 11:32:45

NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to the longest continuous data record of Earth's surface as viewed from space. LDCM is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series, which began in 1972. The mission will extend more than 40 years of global land observations that are critical in many areas, such as energy and water management, forest...

New Landsat Probe Arrives At Vandenberg
2012-12-21 07:04:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), the eighth probe in NASA's long-running satellite imagery acquisition program, has been delivered to California's Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for its upcoming launch, officials with the US space agency announced on Thursday. The LDCM, which was built and tested by Arizona-based Orbital Sciences Corporation and departed their facility onboard a semi-trailer truck earlier this...

NASA, USPS Team Up To Celebrate National Stamp Collecting Month
2012-10-03 11:00:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earth is beautiful when viewed from an eye-level perspective. There are a number of beautiful landmarks and natural phenomenon which are perfectly able to take one's breath away. When viewed from above, however, even the most mundane landmarks can become a thing of geometric beauty. It´s this beauty that the United States Postal Service aims to celebrate with their new Forever stamp series, called “Earthscapes.”...

'Sweet Spot' For Crops Found By Landsat Satellites
2012-09-28 13:41:53

Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops. Farmer Gary Wagner walks into his field where the summer leaves on the sugar beet plants are a rich emerald hue -- not necessarily a good color when it comes to sugar beets, either for the environment or the farmer. That hue tells Wagner that he's leaving money in the field in unused nitrogen fertilizer, which if left...

NASA Supercomputer Facility To Provide Enhanced Landsat Data
2012-07-24 08:49:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new NASA supercomputer will help take the space agency into a new chapter of discovery through enhanced Landsat observations. NASA is making the NEX facility available to the research community for further research and development after extensive development and testing. The new facility is a virtual laboratory that will allow scientists to tackle Earth science challenges with global high-resolution satellite observations....

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