LandsatThe lengthy awaited Landsat 8 satellite was efficiently launched from Vandenberg Air Drive Base in California, USA on Monday eleven February 2013 using the Atlas-V 401 rocket launch vehicle. Landsat 8 or the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) as it’s currently known is a continuity mission in the sequence of Landsat satellites that was designed to succeed Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 missions. The Landsat collection of satellites have an unparalleled file of land imaging which dates back to 1972. Landsat’s 40 yr historical past is monitoring land, water and vegetation functions uniquely places the Landsat archive in a class of its own because it possesses an unrivalled continuous file of the earth’s dynamics.

Landsat-1 was never meant to be named Landsat-1. It was actually first named Earth Assets Technology Satellite (ERTS). However we now call it Landsat-1. In 1972, Landsat-1 paved the way in which as being the first … Read the rest