October 2012


Oct 26, 2012LDCM Spacecraft Enters Thermal Vacuum Chamber

Oct. 26, 2012 • On Oct. 21, 2012, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft entered the thermal vacuum chamber at the Orbital Science Corp.'s facility in Gilbert Ariz. During this portion of environmental testing, the giant chamber [...]

Oct 25, 2012Witness the Launch of the next Landsat Satellite

Source: John Yembrick/Jason Townsend, NASA HQ Oct. 25, 2012 • NASA will host a two-day event for 80 of its social media followers on Sunday, Feb. 10, and Monday, Feb. 11, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif., for the launch of the [...]

Oct 24, 2012New Study Leads the Way to Detailed Mapping of Tropical Rain Forest Types

Source: Tana E. Wood, USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Tel. 1-434-242-0881 Oct. 24, 2012 • A new study shows that widely available satellite imagery can be used to map tropical rain forests with much more detail [...]

Oct 19, 2012Landsat Science Team to Help Guide Next Landsat Mission

Source: Jan Nelson, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Oct. 19, 2012 • Landsat satellites have witnessed over four decades of changes on Earth. In advance of the next Landsat spacecraft launch, the Landsat Data Continuity [...]

William T. Pecora
Oct 19, 2012William T. Pecora, Pioneer of Earth Science from Space

Oct. 19, 2012 • In honor of Earth Science Week, October 14-20, 2012, the USGS is taking a look back into history at the scientists who laid the foundation for the innovative earth science research taking place today. Without the work conducted [...]

Oct 15, 2012USGS Landsat Project Update Available

Oct. 15, 2012 • The USGS Landsat Project Update Vol. 6 Issue 4, 2012 is now available. Articles include: News: Nine Million Scenes and Counting!| International Landsat Cooperators Confer in Sioux Falls | Remote Sensing of Environment LDCM Read [...]

Oct 14, 2012New GLS Visualization Interface Available

Source: USGS Landsat Mission Oct. 14, 2012 • The USGS EROS Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) GLS Visualization Interface was released today. The new interface allows users to immediately download Global Land Survey (GLS) 2010 and GLS 2005 [...]

LDCM satellite
Oct 4, 2012Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing completed for LDCM

Orbital Sciences Corporation recently completed Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite. Pictured above, engineers at Orbital’s Satellite [...]