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LDCM: A New Era in Earth Observation

LDCM: A New Era in Earth Observation

Source: NASA Kennedy Space Center

Feb. 8, 2013 • NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (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 monitoring, human and environmental health, urban planning, disaster recovery and agriculture. NASA’s Launch Services Program will launch the LDCM spacecraft atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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