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December 17, 2014 – Landsat 8 Processing Resumed

The Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) returned to its normal operating mode December 13, 2014 after completing a TIRS test activity that began December 9, 2014. (Read More)

December 9, 2014 – Temporary Delays of Landsat 8 Processing

As of December 9, 2014 at 00:00 UTC (6:00 pm CST), Landsat 8 operations staff began necessary TIRS testing which caused a delay in the routine processing of OLI/TIRS image data. Landsat 8 has continued to acquire OLI and TIRS instrument data according to normal scheduling. However, as part of the calibration testing, nominal TIRS calibration collects will not be acquired. There will be another delay in processing starting the afternoon of December 9, 2014 while TIRS data quality is checked. The testing will be completed late Friday, December 12, 2014 and nominal calibrations will resume at that time.

An update to this notice will be provided when testing is completed.

December 8, 2014 – Geometric Excellence of Landsat 8 Highlighted

Excellent geolocation and internal geometric performance of the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) on board Landsat 8 permit all Landsat images to be georegistered accurately. (Read More)


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