July 2012


Jul 31, 2012New NASA Supercomputer Facility Set to Advance Earth Research

Source: Steve Cole, NASA HQ & Ruth Dasso Marlaire, NASA Ames • NASA soon will open a new chapter of discovery using enhanced Landsat Earth-observing data in a state-of-the-art, high-performance computing and data access facility called [...]

Jul 31, 2012New Way to Explore Landsat Data

Source: Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon News • Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, working with colleagues at Google and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), have adapted their technology for interactively exploring [...]

Dr. Mike Freilich
Jul 30, 2012Congressional Briefing on Landsat

Source: AGU On July 23, 2012, AGU co-hosted a briefing for the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program along with Congressional hosts Representative Bruce Braley and Representative Tom Latham . AGU writes, “As the world's longest-running [...]

Sen. Mark Udall
Jul 25, 2012Sen. Mark Udall Recognizes Landsat’s 40th Anniversary

Source: Congressional Record • Senator Mark Udall of Colorado recognized Landsat on its 40th anniversary on Monday, July 23, 2012. Here are his remarks as recorded on the congressional record: Madam President, I wish to recognize and [...]

LandsatLook Viewer
Jul 24, 2012Introducing the LandsatLook Viewer

Source: USGS Landsat Mission • In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Landsat 1 launch, and in preparation for Landsat 8 in February 2013, the USGS has rolled out a prototype viewer that allows easy access to the over 3 million scenes Read [...]

Landsat at 40 news conference
Jul 24, 2012Celebrating Landsat’s 40th

• In honor of the first Landsat launch on July 23, 1972, NASA and USGS held a news conference highlighting Landsat's accomplishments at the Newseum in Washington, DC. During the news conference, a panelist of Landsat experts discussed some [...]

Landsat 1 ready to launch
Jul 23, 201240 Years of Earth Observation: From the Beginning

• The first Landsat satellite was launched forty years ago on July 23, 1972. At the time, the satellite had an awkward and rather hard-to-say original name: The Earth Resources Technology Satellite, or ERTS. The primary instrument on [...]

Landsat at 40 logo
Jul 23, 2012Landsat at 40: The Long View of Earth from Space

Source: Jon Campbell, USGS • The world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program—Landsat—is 40 years old. NASA—working in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its science agency, the USGS—launched Read [...]

Jul 23, 2012The Longest Continuous View of Earth From Space Hits 40

Source: NASA and USGS • NASA and the Interior Department Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program, the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program. The first Landsat satellite was launched July 23, 1972, from [...]

Jul 23, 2012My American Landscape (Bibliographies)

• The My American Landscape Winners include: Lee County, Florida , Submitted by Carole Holmberg Summary: The landscape of Lee County, Florida, has changed dramatically as its population greatly expanded over the last 40 years. Much of the [...]