Ball Aerospace selected for LANDSAT successor

MISSISSIPPI MUD: Turbid waters spill out into the Gulf of Mexico, where deposited sediment forms the Mississippi Delta in this image from the Geological Survey's National Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science and NASA's Landsat Project Science Office. NASA expects to launch Landsat's successor after July 2011.

Photo by Geological Survey and NASA

NASA has selected Ball Aerospace and Technologies to develop the Operational Land Imager instrument for the next generation of the Landsat satellite ' the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The imaging device will capture images in the visible and near-infrared spectra. The cost-plus contract is for $127.9 million.
LDCM, the successor to Landsat 7, is scheduled for launch no earlier than July 2011.

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