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The Landsat Flight Operations Team Monitoring Pre-Burn Contact

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This image shows the Landsat flight Operations Team monitoring a pre burn contact, ensuring the satellite is ready for the maneuver.

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.

Learn more about the Landsat 8 mission here.


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