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Landsat 7 Satellite Orbit Lowering Illustration

Detailed Description

On April 6, 2022, the Landsat 7 ETM+ sensor will be placed into “stand-by” mode as a series of spacecraft burns are performed throughout the month of April to lower the satellite’s orbit by 8 kilometers. This graphic displays how the Landsat 7 spacecraft orbit lowers following each of the spacecraft burns. 

Visit this Landsat Missions News for more information about the next phase of the Landsat 7 mission. 


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