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Landsat 8 Maneuvers

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April 29-30, 2014 (Satellite in Safehold Condition): On April 29, 2014 (DOY 120) at 05:44:13 UTC (11:44 pm CT April 28, 2014 9DOY 119), the Landsat 8 satellite entered a ‘safehold’ condition that suspended all data acquisitions. Normal acquisitions resumed shortly after 23:00 UTC (5:00 pm CT) on April 30, 2014 (DOY 121).
September 19-21, 2013 (Satellite in Safehold Condition): On September 19, 2013 (DOY 263) at 21:38 UTC (15:38 CT), the Landsat 8 satellite entered a ‘safehold’ condition that suspended all data acquisitions. Normal acquisitions resumed on September 21, 2013 (DOY 264).

 

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