Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Satellite
LANDSAT data has been used by government, commercial, industrial, civilian, and educational communities throughout the world. Scientists and engineers from the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA are moving forward in planning a successor to the Landsat Data Continuity Mission which was successfully launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base in April 15, 1999. With the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite expected to launch in 2011, the two agencies have announced their roles and responsibilities in mission development, subsystems procurement, and on-orbit operations.
Landsat 7 Satellite