February 2014


Landsat 8: Good Things, Getting Better
Feb 18, 2014Landsat 8: Good Things, Getting Better

[By: Rebecca Johnson, Jim Lacasse, Gene Fosnight, and Ron Morfitt, USGS EROS] It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the launch of Landsat 8. This first anniversary is going to be an exciting, upbeat celebration because the new satellite [...]

ESA-NASA Collaboration Fosters Comparable Land Imagery
Feb 13, 2013ESA-NASA Collaboration Fosters Comparable Land Imagery

[Source: European Space Agency] The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA have joined forces to ensure that Sentinel-2 and the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission offer compatible data products, thereby bringing greater benefits to [...]

DOI Secretary & NASA Administrator
Feb 11, 2013Interior Prepares to Conduct Landsat 8 Scientific Programs

[Source: Jon Campbell, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey] Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle, [...]

Feb 8, 2013Pre-Launch Press Conference Held

A prelaunch news conference featuring NASA and USGS scientists was held on Feb. 8 at the Vandenberg AFB in California, where the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, LDCM, is scheduled for Feb 11. LDCM will extend global land [...]

Feb 8, 2013Excitement Builds for Landsat 8

Feb. 8, 2013 • As Monday's launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission approaches, lots of news organizations are following the story. Here's a sampling of recent articles: + Landsat 8 to the Rescue, Nature + Fate of Historic Landsat Mission [...]

Feb 8, 2013LDCM: A New Era in Earth Observation

Source: NASA Kennedy Space Center Feb. 8, 2013 • NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series, which began in 1972. The mission will extend more than 40 years of global land observations that are [...]

Feb 7, 2013LDCM Launch Details

Feb. 7, 2013 • With the LDCM launch fast approaching there are a dizzying amount of details out there. Here we attempt to organize some of those launch information resources for you. About Launch The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) will [...]

LDCM in Atlas V payload fairing
Jan 23, 2013Ready to Ride

Jan. 23, 2013 • Technicians encapsulate NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite in its payload fairing in the Astrotech processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Further Information: + LDCM Image Gallery  [...]

Jan 10, 2013NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

Source: Steve Cole, NASA HQ; Rani Gran, NASA GSFC; Jon Campbell, USGS Jan. 10, 2013 • NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological [...]

Dec 21, 2012USGS Landsat Project Update – Volume 6 Issue 5 2012 Available

Source: USGS Landsat Project Dec. 21, 2012 • The latest Landsat Project Update is now available from USGS: Landsat Mission News Landsat 5 Decommission Plans LDCM arrives at Vandenberg AFB New Landsat Science Team Announced Landsat 7 Read more [...]