September 2012


Cladophora on shore of N. Manitou Island
Sep 26, 2012Using Landsat to Map Cladophora in the Great Lakes

Cladophora, a nuisance, native green algae that grows attached to solid substrate in all of the Laurentian Great Lakes, has expanded its range partially due to invasive quagga and zebra mussels. During significant storm events it detaches and [...]

Landsat stamps
Sep 24, 2012NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Invites Media to Attend First-Issue Ceremony of ‘Earthscapes’ Forever Stamps

Source: Rani Gran, NASA Goddard What: First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the Earthscapes Forever stamps. The event is free and open to the public. When: Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 10:30 a.m. EDT Where: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor [...]

Atlas V 400 series launch vehicle diagram
Sep 19, 2012Upper Stage of LDCM Rocket Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

On Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 United Launch Alliance (ULA), the LDCM launch vehicle provider, delivered the upper stage of the LDCM Atlas V 401 launch vehicle, called the Centaur, to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Previously, on August 27, [...]

Sep 19, 2012Technical Announcement: International Landsat Cooperators to Confer in Sioux Falls

Source: Tom Holm, USGS Global coordination advanced through long-standing annual meeting As Landsat continues to circle Earth, international partners of the Landsat program in almost a dozen locations downlink and process the data, sharing [...]

Tom Stepinski showing LandEx
Sep 17, 2012University of Cincinnati Debuts New Tool for Looking at the National Land Cover Dataset

Source: Greg Hand, University of Cincinnati Sept. 17, 2012 • A new digital map-search tool will be described by University of Cincinnati Professor Tomasz Stepinski at an international conference Sept. 20. Stepinski said the new tool, known Read [...]

Atlas V booster
Sep 10, 2012First Stage of LDCM Rocket Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

United Launch Alliance (ULA), the LDCM launch vehicle provider with vehicle assembly facilities in Decatur, Alabama, flew the first stage of the LDCM Atlas V 401 launch vehicle from Alabama to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on August 27, [...]

LDCM Completes EMI/EMC Testing
Sep 10, 2012LDCM Completes EMI/EMC Testing

As of Aug. 30, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Observatory successfully completed Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) testing at Orbital Science Corporation's facility in Gilbert, Ariz. EMI/EMC testing [...]

Sep 4, 20129 Million Landsat Downloads…and Counting

Source: USGS Landsat Mission The use of Landsat data has exploded since the USGS began distributing the data at no cost via the internet. In the best sales year, around 25,000 images were sold. The Landsat project has now exceeded that number in [...]