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Landsat 8 After One Year

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On February 11, 2013, NASA launched the Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite.  Landsat 8 is the latest in the Landsat series of remote-sensing satellites that have provided a continuous record of change across Earth's land surfaces since 1972.  USGS EROS Director Frank Kelly discussed the Landsat Program which provides direct societal benefits across a wide range of human endeavors including environmental health, energy and water management, urban planning, disaster recovery and agriculture.