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February 10, 2012 - The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument

The Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument was shipped from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) in Gilbert, Arizona, where it will be integrated with the LDCM satellite bus built by OSC.

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) instrument, built by Ball Aerospace Technology Corporation (BATC) in Boulder, Colorado, is currently in the process of being integrated with the spacecraft. The delivery of TIRS achieves a major milestone towards completing assembling the LDCM observatory.