April 2007


Apr 22, 2007Earth Day, Indonesia, and Landsat

According to the Indonesian National News Agency, an environmental group called Sahabat Walhi (Friends of the Indonesian Forum for Environment) held a rally in Jakarta on Earth Day in an attempt to bring public attention to the problem of [...]

Irrigation system in Colorado.
Apr 17, 2007Precious Resources: Water & Landsat’s Thermal Band

Contributor: Laura Rocchio “Chronic water supply problems in many areas of the West are among the greatest challenges we face in the coming decades.” Mark Limbaugh, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Assistant Secretary for Water and [...]

Apr 16, 2007Landsat at AAG Meeting

The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is taking place this week in San Francisco. Landsat features prominently in over 29 presentations. Landsat presentations cover diverse topics such as: fire impact, land [...]

Apr 15, 2007Landsat 7 turns eight

On this day in 1999, Landsat 7 was launched into orbit.. Landsat 7 operations continue today, despite the Scan Line Corrector (SLC-off) anomaly.

Apr 12, 2007U.S. Uses Landsat Satellite Data To Fight Hunger, Poverty

Remote sensing is a critical tool for agriculture, land use worldwide Source: Cheryl Pellerin, America.gov, U.S. Department of State Over the 35 years that U.S. Landsat Earth-observation satellites have collected images of the planet from space, [...]

Apr 10, 2007U.S. Satellite Images of Earth Help Countries Worldwide

Landsat agencies committed to making data available to science community Source: Cheryl Pellerin, America.gov, U.S. Department of State U.S. agencies responsible for the Landsat series of Earth observation satellites have agreed that the [...]

Apr 9, 2007U.S. Agencies Moving Forward in Planning Landsat 7 Successor

35-year record of Earth observations is global scientific asset Source: Cheryl Pellerin, America.gov, U.S. Department of State After 35 years and 2 million images of the planet’s surface – and two orbiting satellites with failing instruments [...]

Apr 6, 2007Landsat Most Used Mid-Resolution Data in Asian Markets

A recent NOAA-sponsored survey of the Asian remote sensing marketplace found that Landsat 5 and 7 are the most frequently used mid-resolution data in Asia. The report states, "Asia’s highest use of satellite imagery is in the mid-resolution [...]

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Apr 6, 2007Innovative Use of Landsat Thermal Data Helps Idaho Department of Water Resources Win National Recognition

Source: Idaho Department of Water Resources Harvard University’s Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation selected the Idaho Department of Water Resources program, “Mapping Evapotranspiration from Satellites,” as one of the Top [...]

Apr 6, 2007LDCM Mission Operations Element (MOE) Acquisition Schedule Update

An update to the LDCM Acquisition Schedule for Mission Operations Element (MOE) is now available. + Read update at NASA Acquisition Internet Service