Earth Observation Mission News
NASA and USGS Celebrate 5 Year Launch Anniversary of Landsat 8
08 February 2019
11 February will mark the 5th anniversary of the launch of Landsat 8!
Since 2013, over 1.1 million scenes have been acquired, adding to the Landsat archive which started almost 45 years ago, and continue to help support studies in agriculture, forest and water quality/use/management, natural disasters, and land change.
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Image credit: NASA, OSC - Artist's rendition of the LDCM spacecraft in orbit