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 [...]

Jul 19, 2012Landsat at 40: The Long View of Earth from Space (Media Advisory)

Source: USGS • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program — Landsat. The briefing [...]

Jul 17, 2012Briefing to Celebrate 40 Years of Continuous Earth Observations

Source: NASA • NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program -- Landsat. The [...]

TIRS being hoisted
Jul 16, 2012Landsat Data Continuity Mission Becomes an Observatory

Source: NASA • Engineers at Orbital Sciences Corporation, Gilbert, Ariz., have installed the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument back onto to the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft. With both the Operational Land Imager [...]

Jul 12, 2012Australia Signs Historic Partnership Deal for Satellite Access

Source: Elyse Gatt, Australian Ministry of Resources and Energy • Australia will become an international collaborator on a new United States of America satellite mission, under an agreement signed today with the United States Geological [...]