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NASA's Landsat Satellite Searching For A Cloud-Free View
2013-05-23 09:07:13

NASA For decades, Landsat satellites have documented the desiccation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia. Once one of the largest seas in the world, it shrunk to a tenth of its original volume after Russia diverted its feeder rivers in the 1960s. Scientists studying the Aral Sea's changing ecology and retreating shoreline have looked to Landsat -- and a new feature of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission will help ensure they get a clear, cloud-free view. One of two new spectral bands...

LDCM Satellite Takes Temperature Of The Salton Sea
2013-04-22 10:58:37

NASA An image from an instrument aboard NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission or LDCM satellite may look like a typical black-and-white image of a dramatic landscape, but it tells a story of temperature. The dark waters of the Salton Sea pop in the middle of the Southern California desert. Crops create a checkerboard pattern stretching south to the Mexican border. If you looked at the Salton Sea in person, your eyes would not see anything presented in the LDCM image. Instead of showing...

A New View From A New Landsat Mission
2013-03-22 05:59:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA officials announced on Thursday the release of the first images taken by the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched in February. According to the US space agency, the pictures were taken by LDCM on March 8 at approximately 1:40pm EDT. They depict the intersection of the Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado, and were acquired using the satellite´s...

Comparable Land Imagery Fostered By ESA–NASA Collaboration
2013-02-13 11:52:32

ESA ESA and NASA have joined forces to ensure that Sentinel-2 and the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission offer compatible data products, thereby bringing greater benefits to users of images of Earth´s land and coastal zones. ESA is currently developing the two-satellite Sentinel-2 mission for Europe´s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative. With the first satellite slated for launch in 2014, this innovative mission is dedicated to supplying...

Landsat 8 Launching On Monday
2013-02-10 05:02:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has given the Landsat mission a go for launch on Monday, during which the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft will ride aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket towards its orbit. So far, the liftoff is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. (PST) on Monday, assuming weather conditions prove to be favorable. This satellite is the eighth in a series that began in 1972, aimed at extending the more than 40 years of global...

2013-02-08 10:37:03

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST. LDCM is a collaboration between NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey. The mission will continue the Landsat program's 40-year continuous data record by Earth's landscapes by satellite from space. LDCM will expand and...


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