Landsat Data Continuity Mission First Image Analysis

LDCM (soon to be renamed Landsat 8) opened her eyes on 3/18 and sent back an image of the meeting of the Great Plains with the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado.

NASA has an article breaking down how the OLI and TIRS data are combined to create an image.

The infrared bands on both TIRS and OLI complement the visible bands, said Reuter. “You’re seeing things in the visible that you don’t necessarily see in the infrared, and vice versa,” he said.

In late May, after the instruments have been calibrated and the spacecraft has been fully checked out, LDCM will be renamed Landsat 8 and normal operation will begin.

Read the full article at: NASA’s Mission website.



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