Nice write-up On Landsat Data Continuity Mission

On Thursday, NASA posted a nice short article on their Landsat mission website summarizing the planning for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission. The planned launch is July 2011, and Ball Aerospace and Technology won the contract this summer to build the Operational Land Imager instrument which will be the primary sensor for LCDM.

With Landsat 5 experiencing more problems, it’s even more critical for the remote sensing research community that the new instrument gets built and launched successfully.