Landsat 8

Launched in 2013, Landsat 8 offers valuable Earth observation data for agriculture, forestry, and environmental monitoring with advanced multispectral imaging.

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Technical Specifications

ProviderUnited States Geological Survey
Satellites1
Resolution15m Panchromatic Operational Land Imager (OLI) 
30m Multispectral OLI 
30m Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) resampled
Swath width185km at nadir
Accuracy12-15m at nadir
BandsCoastal Aerosol: 427-459nm 
Blue: 436-528nm 
Green: 513-611nm 
Red: 626-692nm 
NIR: 830-901nm 
SWIR1: 1516-1699nm 
SWIR2: 2038-2356nm 
Panchromatic: 488-693nm 
Cirrus: 1341-1410nm
Stereo availableNo
CoverageApproximately 185,000 km² per day
Altitude705 km

About

Landsat 8 is a United States satellite launched in 2013 as part of the Landsat program, which has been providing Earth observation data since 1972. It is a valuable tool for a range of applications, including agriculture, forestry, and environmental monitoring. Landsat 8 is equipped with an advanced multispectral imaging instrument, providing high-resolution data in the visible, near-infrared, and thermal infrared regions.

Cost effective
Cost effective

A great option for low-cost satellite imagery and geospatial data.

Wide swath width
Wide swath width

Swath width of 185 km, allowing for large-area coverage in a single pass.

Creative Commons license
Creative Commons license

Available under a Creative Commons-like license that allows for free and open use.

Features and Benefits

  • Landsat 8 provides multispectral imaging data, allowing for detailed monitoring of land use and land cover changes over time. This makes it a valuable tool for a range of applications, including land management, agriculture, and forestry.
  • Landsat 8 is equipped with a thermal imaging instrument, providing valuable information for monitoring vegetation health, water quality, and urban heat islands.
  • Landsat 8 is part of the Landsat program, which has been providing Earth observation data since 1972. This long record of data provides a valuable resource for researchers and organisations monitoring long-term changes on the Earth's surface.
  • Landsat 8 is a valuable tool for monitoring environmental changes, including deforestation, wildfire, and natural disasters.

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