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Nov 29, 2012Landsat at COP-18

Nov. 29, 2012 • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is holding its annual Conferences of the Parties (COP) meeting from Nov. 26 through Dec. 7 in Doha, Qatar. The 195 parties of the UNFCCC meet annually to assess progress in addressing climate change. This year at COP-18, NASA will be presenting Landsat […]

Nov 28, 2012Jenn Sabers Talks Landsat

Nov. 28, 2012 • On Monday, Nov. 26 Sensors & Systems (S&S) posted an interview conducted by their special correspondent Matteo Luccio with Jenn Sabers, the Remote Sensing Branch Chief at USGS’s Earth Resources Observations and Science (EROS) Center. Sabers talked about the upcoming Landsat 8 (LDCM) mission, LDCM technology, and Landsat’s scientific mission. Read interview: […]

Drawing of LDCM rocket
Nov 27, 2012LDCM Atlas V Payload Fairing Arrives at Vandenberg

Source: @NASAKennedy Nov. 27, 2012 • At 3:27 p.m. ET, NASA Kennedy reported that the Atlas V payload fairing arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base for Landsat Continuity Data Mission processing. They also reported that a countdown rehearsal with a fueled rocket is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Further Information: + NASA LDCM website + LDCM […]

LDCM Exits Vacuum Chamber
Nov 26, 2012LDCM Exits Vacuum Chamber

On Nov. 23, 2012, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite concluded environmental testing in a thermal vacuum chamber.

LDCM Satellite Departs Thermal Vacuum Chamber
Nov 26, 2012LDCM Satellite Departs Thermal Vacuum Chamber

Source: Rani Gran, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Nov. 26, 2012 • On Nov. 23, 2012, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite concluded environmental testing in a thermal vacuum chamber at the Orbital Sciences Corporation’s facility in Gilbert, Ariz. During the test all of the air was removed from the large chamber, creating a vacuum, and […]

Nov 15, 2012NASA DEVELOP: Colorado Ecological Forecasting

Nov 15, 2012 • This past summer, NASA DEVELOP interns partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey and the USDA Forest Service to create a fine resolution forest cover classification model of Fraser Experimental Forest (FEF), located in northwestern Colorado. DEVELOP students combined Landsat 5 imagery, geospatial data, extensive field work and statistical modeling to create […]

Nov 7, 2012New Landsat Science Team Members Talk to South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Nov. 7, 2012 • Dr. Dennis Helder, associate dean for research at the South Dakota State University School of Engineering, and Dr. David Roy, senior scientist at the Geographic Information Science Center for Excellence, are both part of the new Landsat Science Team. On Nov. 6 they spoke with South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Dakota Midday about […]

LDCM first stage booster
Nov 5, 2012LDCM Rocket Assembly Photos Available

Nov. 5, 2012 • Kennedy Space Center has a media gallery of LDCM rocket assembly photos. Visit the gallery to see photos of LDCM’s Atlas V 401 rocket being delivered and pieced together at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Visit site: + NASA KSC Media Gallery