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March 21, 2013 - First image from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM)

First LDCM Image over Fort Collins
March 18, 2013
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First LDCM Image over Fort Collins
March 18, 2013
 

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), launched on February 11, captured this image on March 18 where the Great Plains meet the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado. This natural color Landsat scene emulates the true colors the human eye would see from space.

LDCM will begin its normal operations in May when NASA turns the mission over to the USGS. Images from the new satellite will start being added to the Landsat Data Archive at EROS and distributed for free over the Internet.

Click here to view the images directly from the NASA website and to obtain more information - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/landsat/news/first-images-feature.html