February 11th 2013 - 19:40 UTC

Videos of launch are now available at the bottom of this page.

February 11th 2013 - 19:30 UTC

The solar arrays have now successfully deployed on the LCDM spacecraft.

February 11th 2013 - 19:21 UTC

T+1h19m: SEPARATION! The Landsat DCM spacecraft has separated from the Centaur upper stage!

February 11th 2013 - 19:15 UTC

T+1h12m: MECO-2! The Centaur has shut down once again. The vehicle will now rotate to the spacecraft separation altitude.

February 11th 2013 - 19:11 UTC

T+1h10m: The Centaur has ignited for the second burn. This will last just 2 minutes in duration.

February 11th 2013 - 18:17 UTC

T+15m: MECO-1! The Centaur has shut down on time and will now enter a 55 minute coast phase before a final short 2 minute burn ahead of LCDM separation.

February 11th 2013 - 18:13 UTC

T+11m: Vehicle now at 13,200mph at 195 miles in altitude, 1400 miles down range.

February 11th 2013 - 18:12 UTC

T+10m: Everything remains well in this first Centaur burn. Five more minutes remaining in this burn.

February 11th 2013 - 18:07 UTC

T+5m: The payload fairing has separated on time, Onboard cameras show a revealed LDCM Spacecraft.

February 11th 2013 - 18:06 UTC

T+4m: IGNITION on the Centaur upper stage!

February 11th 2013 - 18:06 UTC

T+4m: The first stage has cut off on time and separated.

February 11th 2013 - 18:05 UTC

Onboard cameras are showing a very smooth ride for LDCM.

February 11th 2013 - 18:05 UTC

T+3m: Everything is going well.

February 11th 2013 - 18:02 UTC

T-0: LIFT OFF! An Atlas V has launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base for NASA!

February 11th 2013 - 18:01 UTC

T-1 Minute: Everything is GO.

February 11th 2013 - 17:58 UTC

T-4 Minutes and counting!

February 11th 2013 - 17:57 UTC

The spacecraft is on internal power and ready to go.

February 11th 2013 - 17:56 UTC

All stations are 'GO' to proceed with count.

February 11th 2013 - 17:54 UTC

The final poll of the launch team is coming up.

February 11th 2013 - 17:45 UTC

T-4 Minutes and holding: This is a 10 minute built in hold.

February 11th 2013 - 17:35 UTC

The final weather briefing shows 0% chance of a weather violation for tonights launch, also a 24 hour scrub opportunity shows 0% of weather effecting launch.

February 11th 2013 - 17:25 UTC

The Centaur Liquid Hydrogen is now at flight level.

February 11th 2013 - 17:12 UTC

The Centaur Liquid Hydrogen is now at 70%, the Atlas Liquid Oxygen is at 99.2%.

February 11th 2013 - 16:55 UTC

We're nearing 1 hour to launch. The Centaur liquid oxygen is at flight level, the Atlas first stage liquid oxygen has just passed 50%.

February 11th 2013 - 16:10 UTC

Fueling has begun for both the Atlas and Centaur Liquid Oxygen.

February 11th 2013 - 15:53 UTC

We're now at T-2 Hours and counting.

February 11th 2013 - 15:50 UTC

The launch team are currently polling to begin fuelling of the tanks.

February 11th 2013 - 13:45 UTC

The Atlas V has now been revealed and the Mobile Service Tower fully retracted.

February 11th 2013 - 13:25 UTC

The Mobile Service Tower is now rolling back to reveal the Atlas V rocket.

February 11th 2013 - 10:00 UTC

Weather for todays launch has clear skies and a 0% chance of weather violating launch criteria. Rollback of the Mobile Service Tower is set for around T-4 Hours and 30 minutes with fuelling to begin at T-2 Hours.

February 7th 2013 - 19:30 UTC

Managers met today and gave a 'GO' to proceed for a February 11th launch of NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). Launch is set for February 11th 2013 at 18:02 UTC, long range weather predict clear skies for launch.

January 20th 2013 - 15:00 UTC

Encapsulation of Landsat 8 into the payload fairing will take place on January 23rd before it will be rolled out to Space Launch Complex 3 and attached to the rocket. The Atlas V rocket was erected at the pad back in October of last year.