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Landsat 8 satellite in orbit. Illustration of Landsat 8 (originally known as the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, LDCM), as it appears in Earth orbit. This is the eighth satellite in the long-running Landsat program and was launched in 2013. The first Landsat satellite launched in 1972, with Landsat 7 launched in 1999. Landsat 9 is due for launch in December 2020. Here, Landsat 8 is passing over the Gulf Coast of the USA, with North towards upper right.
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