Landsat 8 To Be Launched February 11th 2013

The next generation of the Landsat program will be launched on February 11th 2013. Landsat 8 or the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) will be launched on an Atlas V in the 401 configuration from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Landsat 8 will join Landsat 5, launched in 1984 and Landsat 7, launched in 1999 in orbit to continue to obtain valuable data and imagery to be used in agriculture, education, business, science, and government.

Source: NASA Television

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