New Landsat Satellite Set for Launch

Published on Feb 8, 2013 by NASA Television

A prelaunch news conference featuring NASA and USGS scientists is held on Feb. 8 at the Vandenberg AFB in California, where the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, LDCM, is scheduled for Feb 11. LDCM is a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will extend global land observations critical in many areas, such as energy and water management, forest monitoring, human and environmental health, urban planning, disaster recovery and agriculture.

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