Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Festivities

Dear friends,

On Monday February 11th the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, which will be renamed Landsat 8 once it reaches orbit, will be launched from Vandenberg AFB in Califonia. The launching window is from 13:02 to 13:50 EST. In order to celebrate the launch and the 40+ years of the Landsat program, Southwest Virginia American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (SoWeVA ASPRS) will host several events on campus.

Friday February 8th.
NASA will host a pre-launch press conference from 3 pm to 6 pm. We will have a viewing party at the Geography classroom (McBryde 136) with food and drinks, where we will watch the event live.

Monday February 11.
We will watch the actual launch at the Geography classroon from 12.10 until it happens. Food and (non-alcoholic) drinks will be available.

We hope to see you all there!

Ioannis Kokkinidis
Geospatial and Environmental Analysis Program
PhD Candidate
President of SoWeVA ASPRS

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