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Latest Landsat in 40-year mission blasts off

Academics / General Science : New Scientist: Space

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission, the newest addition to NASA's 40-year mission monitoring Earth from space, blasted into orbit yesterday

Landsat 5 sets Guinness world record for 'longest operating Earth observation satellite'

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Landsat 5 successfully set the new Guinness World Records title for 'Longest-operating Earth observation satellite' as stated in an e-mail from Guinness World Records sent to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Outliv...

NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission: New Earth observation satellite launched

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

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. The spacecraft carries two instruments, the Operational ...

29 Years of Beautiful, Inspiring and Important Images of Earth from Space

Academics / General Science : Wired: Science

The longest-operating Earth observing satellite is ending its mission after nearly 29 years, more than 150,000 orbits and 2.5 million images. Landsat 5 outlived its planned 3-year operation almost 10 times over, saving the continuit...

Favorite Images From Landsat’s Amazing 40-Year Record of Earth From Space

Academics / General Science : Wired: Science

As the brand new Landsat 8 satellite hits orbit today, extending the record-breaking lifespan of the Landsat Earth-observation mission, we're looking back at some of our favorites among the millions of images taken by Landsat 5 and ...


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