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2013-05-09 16:20:54

Planned for 5-Year Mission Life, Satellite Provided Earth Observations for More Than 17 Years BOULDER, Colo., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Earth observation satellite built for the Canadian government has concluded its mission after serving the organization for more than 17 years--12 years longer than its mission life. Radarsat-1 launched in 1995 for an expected 5-year mission. It was Canada's first and oldest Earth monitoring satellite and...

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...

2013-04-12 08:20:24

BOULDER, Colo., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to perform risk reduction work on the next generation of microwave sounding and imaging instruments for the Weather Satellite Follow-on program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/LA39163LOGO) Under a contract awarded by the Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, California, Ball Aerospace will investigate how to best achieve Department of...

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...

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...

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...

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...