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The Landsat Flight Operations Team Monitoring Landsat 8 Maneuver

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This image shows the Landsat Flight Operations Team monitoring the maneuver in real time.  

On October 5, 2023, at 2:26:00 EST (18:26:00 GMT), the Landsat-8 satellite executed it’s 100th Drag Make-Up Maneuver (DMU). The DMU is used to counteract the effects of atmospheric drag on the spacecraft and maintain orbit circulation as well as maintain the strict constraints on the projected spacecraft ground track.

Return Landsat headline for One Hundredth Drag Make-Up Maneuver for Landsat 8.
Learn more about Landsat 8.

Learn more about the Landsat 8 mission here.


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