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EROS notes satellite launch anniversary

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The EROS Center north of Sioux Falls is celebrating a year of success of Landsat 8.

NASA launched the Earth-observing satellite into space from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base one year ago Tuesday.

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The U.S. Geological Survey’s Earth Resources Observation and Science Center collects, archives and makes available for download more than 400 data-filled images of the Earth each day. The center also partners with a network of ground stations across the globe that help download and distribute the data.