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February 8, 2013 - The Launch of the Next Landsat
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft, the next generation Landsat satellite, is scheduled for launch at 10:02 a.m. PST on Monday, February 11, 2013. The LDCM spacecraft will be launched atop an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. The public is invited to view the launch from Providence Landing Park in Lompoc. The February 8, 2011, Landsat 5 image above shows the area of the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Areas of interest to the LDCM launch are labeled. More information can be found on the Image Gallery or Landsat website.