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Landsat 8



Collaboration between NASA and the US Geological Survey to obtain measurements of the Earth's radiation in the visible, near-infrared, short wave infrared, and thermal infrared. The data and imagery collection are to be used in agriculture, education, business, science, and government. The satellites track changes in agricultural output, urban sprawl, water consumption, and other land-use trends.

Alternate Names

  • 39084
  • Landsat8

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2013-02-11
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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