Satellite Landsat 8 of NASA/US Geological Survey

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Landsat 8
Country of Operator/Owner USA
Operator/Owner NASA/US Geological Survey
Users Government
Purpose Earth Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 700
Apogee (km) 705
Eccentricity 0.000353481795687522
Inclination (degrees) 98.2
Period (minutes) 98.8
Launch Mass (kg.) 2780
Dry Mass (kg.) 1512
Power (watts) 4300
Date of Launch 11-02-2013
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Orbital Sciences Corp.
Country of Contractor USA
Launch Site Vandenberg AFB
Launch Vehicle Atlas 5
COSPAR Number 2013-008A
NORAD Number 39084
Comments Repalcement for Landsat 5.


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