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How are acquisitions planned for Landsat satellites?

The LDCM Long Term Acquisition Plan (LTAP-8) and the Landsat 7 Long Term Acquisition Plan (LTAP) direct the acquisition of Landsat 8 and Landsat 7 scenes, respectively.


Seasonality, land definition, historical cloud cover, gain settings, and sun angle are the primary factors in determining which Landsat scenes are acquired.


Landsat 5 suspended acquisitions in 2012.


Acquisition calendars and schedules can be found on the Landsat Acquisition page.

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