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  • Initialism of Landsat Data Continuity Mission. (Longest running enterprise for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth directed by NASA)


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  • Yes, LDCM is delayed, but it does * not* appear to be a case of cost overruns but instead a lack of consistent prioritization by NASA.

    SMD Continues to Have Cost Overrun Problems - NASA Watch

  • In its Fiscal Year 2010 proposed budget, the Obama administration sought $120.6 million for LDCM through NASA accounts and $40.2 million through USGS accounts.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: August 2009 Archives

  • In addition, we found that LCDM Project management effectively identified, reported, and mitigated LDCM acquisition risks and had implemented an effective Earned Value Management System to improve management of cost and schedule risks.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: September 2009 Archives

  • We found that LDCM Project management had ensured that the acquisition plan and subsidiary documents prepared for LDCM followed applicable interagency agreements, policies, regulations, and best practices.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: September 2009 Archives

  • Specifically, NASA and the Nation's efforts to develop, launch, and operate a land remote sensing system to maintain long-term data continuity is in jeopardy because no Federal agency has been given overall responsibility for the Landsat Program and LDCM baseline requirements changed after the contract award for the spacecraft, resulting in increased Project costs and possible launch schedule delays.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: September 2009 Archives

  • LDCM won't be ready to launch for a few years, but the promise here was simply to "support" the program.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: August 2009 Archives

  • Editor's note: On page 9 of an 11 December 2006 Industry Day briefing given about the Landsat Data Continuity Mission Operational Land Imager by LDCM Project Manager Bill Ochs it is stated that an RFP will be released on "1/3/07".

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: January 2007 Archives

  • LDCM will extend Landsat's unparalleled global land surface observation record.

  • Several previous NASA Earth and space science satellite programs have used the LEOStar-3, including the Swift and the Fermi astrophysics observatories that were launched in 2004 and 2008, and the LDCM satellite now in production.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Orbital will base the ICESat-2 satellite on its LEOStar-3 platform, the same technology that is being used for NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission LDCM spacecraft, which is currently being assembled and tested at the company's Gilbert, Arizona satellite manufacturing facility.

    Reuters: Press Release


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