Dec. 19, 2012 • A new Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) launch brochure is now available. The brochure discusses: Landsat science, the future of Landsat satellites, evolutionary advances of LDCM technology and performance, OLI’s advanced sensor technology, TIR’s thermal band detection & taking Earth’s temperature, spacecraft design, strength in partnership, the LDCM ground system, the invaluable data archive, and Landsat’s growing data record.
+ LDCM Launch Brochure
Ten Years of TIRS: Data for a Thirsty World
Landsat 8 very nearly flew without a thermal infrared sensor. This is the backstory of how TIRS made it onto Landsat 8.