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November 2, 2020 – Landsat 8 Currently in Safehold

On Sunday, November 1, 2020 (DOY 306), a spacecraft anomaly caused Landsat 8 to enter into safehold.

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The spacecraft is stable and safe at this time. The Landsat 8 Flight Operations Team (FOT) is currently working the activities needed to return to normal operations in a safe and controlled manner.  

The satellite does not acquire image data while in safehold.

Another status will be provided once the total duration for the recovery timeline is determined.