Landsat 8 set to extend long run of observing Earth
from Directions Magazine
NASA launched the Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite on Feb. 11. Since then, NASA mission engineers and scientists, with USGS collaboration, have been putting the satellite through its paces — steering it into its orbit, focusing the instruments, calibrating the detectors and collecting test images. Now fully mission-certified, the satellite will be transferred to USGS operational control and renamed Landsat 8.
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