Swath width measured at row 060 (equator): OLI: 190.2 km vs. 185 km requirement TIRS: 186.2 km vs. 185 km requirement As a consequence of yaw steering, the L8 scenes are more rectangular (less Earth rotation skew) than heritage Landsat scenes October 29-31, 2013 Landsat Science Team Meeting 3 Landsat 8 is an American Earth observation satellite launched on February 11, 2013. The scene size is 185 km x 180 km (114 mi x 112 mi).
This increases the probability of capturing cloud-free scenes for the global landmass. Round She Goes: Landsat’s Orbital Swath Feb 19, 2014 • Source: NASA Science Visualization Studio As a Landsat satellite flies over the surface of the Earth the instruments aboard the satellite are able to view a swath 185 kilometers wide and collect images along that swath as the satellite proceeds through its orbit.
It is the eighth satellite in the Landsat program; the seventh to reach orbit successfully. Landsat 8 OLI-TIRS European Coverage LANDSAT 8 (4730) recent views. The 14 detector NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency.
The spacecraft accommodates two government-furnished instruments forming the Landsat 8 Observatory, OLI and TIRS.
185 km swath width * Resolution is always nadir position unless noted otherwise. Landsat 8 aquires about 740 scenes a day on the Worldwide Reference System-2 (WRS-2) path/row system, with a swath overlap (or sidelap) varying from 7 percent at the Equator to a maximum of approximately 85 percent at extreme latitudes. European coverage of Landsat 8 data since the beginning of the mission is available on the Landsat 8 portal. For optimal processing, use the PCIDSK format. Each pass has a swath width between 185 and 190 kilometers (115-118.1 miles). The Landsat 8 spacecraft was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation. The spacecraft was designed to continue the program of global space imagery acquisition that the United States has been implementing since 1972 with the help of the Landsat series. The edges of the feed appear jagged because of the way the Landsat sensors collect image data. The Landsat spacecraft series of NASA represents the longest continuous Earth imaging program in history, starting with the launch of Landsat-1 in 1972 through Landsat-7 with the ETM+ imager (launch April 15, 1999). 185 km swath width: MS: 435 - 451 (Coastal Aerosol) 452 - 512 (Blue) 533 - 590 (Green) 636 - 673 (Red) 851 - 879 (NIR) 1566 - 1651 (SWIR) 2107 - 2294 (SWIR) 1363 - 1384 (Cirrus) 30: 185 km swath width : TIRS: 10600 - 11190 (Thermal) 11500 - 12510 (Thermal) 30: 185 km swath width * Resolution is always nadir position unless noted otherwise. Landsat 8 LDCM was launched by NASA on 11th February 2013 from the Vanderberg Air Force Base, California. Landsat 8 was launched in 2013 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Landsat 8 has been regularly acquiring 550 scenes per day (and Landsat 7 is acquiring 438 scenes per day). This visualization shows one of the first full swaths of data taken on April 19th, 2013, only one week after Landsat-8 ascended to its final altitude of 438 miles (705 km). Swath Width: 185 km: Access type.
Landsat-8 / LDCM (Landsat Data Continuity Mission) Spacecraft Launch Mission Status Sensor Complement Ground Segment References. Landsat 8 carries two push-broom instruments: the Operational Land Imager (OLI), and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS). As the satellite travels above the Earth's surface, the sensor rapidly scans the viewing area from side to side. GET DATA. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.
Originally called the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), it is a collaboration between NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Landsat 8 image data is available in two processing levels: Level 1GT; ... Landsat 8 data can be opened directly in its raw vendor format or imported into a PCIDSK (*.pix) file using the key file name. The joint Landsat Program of NASA and USGS sees the launch of Landsat 8 LDCM as the continuation of 30-plus years of global data collection and distribution. On board of the Landsat 8 is the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS).
Source: USGS. The Landsat 8 scene size is 185-km-cross-track-by-180-km-along-track. Last update: 2 May 2019.
About Landsat 8 On February 11, 2013, the Atlas-V vehicle carrying the LDCM satellite (Landsat Data Continuity Mission) was launched from USS Vandenberg. Ocean Color Measurements from Landsat-8 OLI using SeaDAS Bryan A. Franz1, Sean W. Bailey1,2, Norman Kuring1, and P. Jeremy Werdell1 1NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA ... track to create the swath of approximately 170-km width or nearly 7000 pixels.
The spacecraft contract was awarded in April 2008.