BackForward Satellite: Landsat-8 

Satellite details
Acronym Landsat-8
Full name Landsat-8
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit (prototype) of the LDCM programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
Mass at launch 2623 kg Dry mass 1512 kg
Power 4300 W
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Data access information
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
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Space agency USGSNASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 11 Feb 2013 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Landsat-8

Acronym Full name
OLI Operational Land Imager
TIRS Thermal Infra-Red Sensor
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