Press Briefing: New Landsat Satellite Set for Launch

A prelaunch news conference featuring NASA and USGS scientists was held on Feb. 8 at the Vandenberg AFB in California, where the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission(LDCM), is scheduled for Monday, 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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