New EROS Satellite ‘Landsat 8’ Hovering Smoothly Over Earth’s Surface
The scientists and engineers at U. S. Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science Center informed yesterday that a new satellite named `Landsat 8' has been sent on the mission for 10 years which will document the earth's surface which is successfully hovering around 450 miles over the Earth surface. They further added that the satellite is sending over 400 data-file images on daily basis to the EROS center.
The scientists are of the view that the data-file images sent by the Landsat 8 will be archived and would be available for free download by scientists as well as for anyone who is interested. The project scientist Tom Loveland said that the mission of the centre needs to make those images available publically in 48 hours of its sending which will be availed with-in 24 hours.
The satellite was launched into space by NASA in February and it has been put under barrage of tests before it have been placed to the Earth's orbit 438 miles above planet's surface. Ground systems manager of this project Jim Nelson was quoted as saying," The spacecraft has been extremely healthy. The instruments have performed really well".
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