March 2011

Mar 13, 2011Pending MSS and L4 TM Calibration Release

Source: USGS Landsat Mission In the upcoming weeks, the Landsat Project will incorporate new radiometric enhancements for all Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) and Landsat 4 Thematic Mapper (TM) thermal data. A notice will be posted when the new [...]

Mar 9, 2011USGS Debuts a Full-Resolution “LandsatLook” JPEG Product

LandsatLook images are full-resolution JPEG files that are now included as options when downloading Landsat data from EarthExplorer or Glovis. Three products are available, and are useful for image selection and visual interpretation. The [...]

Landsat Science Team
Mar 3, 2011Landsat Science Team Meeting Held in Phoenix

A semi-annual meeting of the Landsat Science Team was held in Phoenix, Arizona from March 1–3. The meeting focused on the LDCM mission status and included a briefing by the LDCM spacecraft designer—Orbital Sciences—located in nearby Gilbert, [...]

Mar 1, 2011Landsat 5 Turns 27

On this day in 1984, Landsat 5 was launched into orbit. To this day Landsat 5 is still collecting data; the 27 year life span of Landsat 5 is unprecedented. + More about Landsat 5 Read more [...]