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Critical Milestone Reached for 2012 Landsat Mission
07.08.11
 
LDCM's Operational Land Imager's VIS/IR Instrument LDCM's Operational Land Imager's VIS/IR Instrument

Jul. 8, 2011 • The Operational Land Imager (OLI) is being built by the Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation. The Ball contract was awarded in July 2007. OLI improves on past Landsat sensors using a technical approach demonstrated by a sensor flown on NASA's experimental EO-1 satellite. OLI is a push-broom sensor with a four-mirror telescope and 12-bit quantization. OLI will collect data for visible, near infrared, and short wave infrared spectral bands as well as a panchromatic band. It has a five-year design life.