Landsat 8 celebrates 5 years in space


Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at the important information collected by the Landsat 8 satellite over the past 5 years.

Since its launch on February 11, 2013, Landsat 8 has made 26,500 orbits around Earth, captured 1.1 million scenes, and now represents 16 percent of the entire 45-year Landsat archive.

The satellite has captures images with higher resolution and faster data acquisition rates, which has improved water quality mapping, ice velocity detection, and tracking of crop health.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Goddard