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Landsat 8 Celebrates High-Flying Rookie Season

April 9, 2014

Landsat 8 Celebrates High-Flying Rookie Season

By Jon Campbell and Rebecca L. Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey (www.usgs.gov), Reston, Va., and Kate Ramsayer, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (www.nasa.gov/center/goddard), Greenbelt, Md. It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the launch of Landsat 8. On Feb. 11, 2013, NASA launched the Earth-observing satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The