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The 8th satellite in the program. Launched on February 11, 2013 and currently operational. Offers the following bands:

Operational Land Imager (OLI)

  • Band 1 Visible (0.43 - 0.45 µm) 30 m
  • Band 2 Visible (0.450 - 0.51 µm) 30 m
  • Band 3 Visible (0.53 - 0.59 µm) 30 m
  • Band 4 Red (0.64 - 0.67 µm) 30 m
  • Band 5 Near-Infrared (0.85 - 0.88 µm) 30 m
  • Band 6 SWIR 1(1.57 - 1.65 µm) 30 m
  • Band 7 SWIR 2 (2.11 - 2.29 µm) 30 m
  • Band 8 Panchromatic (PAN) (0.50 - 0.68 µm) 15 m
  • Band 9 Cirrus (1.36 - 1.38 µm) 30 m

Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS)

  • Band 10 TIRS 1 (10.6 - 11.19 µm) 100 m
  • Band 11 TIRS 2 (11.5 - 12.51 µm) 100 m

The Landsat 8 satellite images the entire Earth every 16 days in an 8-day offset from Landsat 7. Data collected by the instruments onboard the satellite are available to download at no charge.

https://landsat.usgs.gov/landsat-8

See http://landsat.usgs.gov/about_ldcm.php for more extensive details.

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