All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘landsat’

NASA Successfully Launches New Landsat Satellite

NASA this week successfully launched its Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). An Atlas V rocket was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:02 pm EST on Monday, February 11. The new satellite will be used, as previous Landsat satellites have, to monitor the earth’s climate and geography. It is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series that has been …

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Gyroscope Failure Signals the End For Landsat 5 Satellite

In case you missed it during the end-of-the-year holiday madness, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have announced the end of the longest-running Earth observing satellite mission in history. The Landsat 5 mission has been orbiting Earth and recording global land change for over 29 years. Though the satellite (which was only designed for a five-year life-span) has been …

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NASA Footage Of Las Vegas Shows City’s Wild, Unlikely Growth

Typically, in order to make something grow you need water. It’s a pretty basic building block about cultivating, y’know, life. Las Vegas does not get thirsty, it would seem, or at least it doesn’t need water to thrive. That truth is all the more evident thanks to new satellite footage released by NASA that shows Sin City’s incredible growth over …

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