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2013-03-21 12:22:08

BOULDER, Colo., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) has completed initial checkout and along with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center built Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) snapped the mission's first multispectral images. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) Link to the satellite's first images taken on March 18, 2013 of the intersection of the...

2013-03-21 12:22:05

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The natural-color images show the intersection of the United States Great Plains and the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado. In the images, green coniferous forests...

2013-02-19 12:20:11

PHOENIX, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that after Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.'s (HTSI) successful management of the Landsat program for the past 12 years, the organization was awarded a new six-year contract for the continued flight operations for Landsat 7. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) Honeywell's new mission and data management processes anticipate and rectify anomalies and have saved the U.S. Geological Survey...

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...

Guinness World Record For Aging Landsat 5
2013-02-12 07:14:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The new Guinness World's Record title for "longest-operating Earth observation satellite" has been set by NASA's Landsat 5, according to an email from Guinness World Records to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Landsat 5 has delivered high quality, global data of Earth's land surface for 28 years and 10 months, outliving its three-year design life. The satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force base in Lompoc, California on...

2013-02-11 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) roared into space at 1:02 p.m. EST (10:02 a.m. PST) Monday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The LDCM spacecraft separated from the rocket 79 minutes after launch and the first signal was received 3 minutes later at a ground station in Svalbard, Norway. The solar arrays deployed 86 minutes after...

2013-02-11 16:21:35

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Operational Land Imager (OLI) successfully launched today aboard the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 10:02 a.m. PST, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) The 2013 mission is the eighth in the Landsat program, providing the longest-running Earth-observing satellite data available with 40...

New Addition To NASA LandSat Family Successfully Launches
2013-02-11 13:32:13

[Watch Video: Landsat 8 Liftoff Aboard Atlas V] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA successfully launched its future addition to the Landsat family into space this morning from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Launch Data Continuity Mission successful went into orbit aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket at 1:02 p.m. Eastern Time. Everything went smoothly, and the Atlas soared into space without a hitch. The eighth addition to...

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...

2013-01-25 16:20:31

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 11, from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket is targeted to occur at the opening of a 48-minute launch window at 1:02 p.m. EST (10:02 a.m. PST). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) LDCM is a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission. It is...