January 2013


Jan 11, 2013Landsat Data Continuity Mission Overview

Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Jan. 11, 2013 • The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, will provide moderate-resolution measurements of Earth's terrestrial and polar Read [...]

Jan 10, 2013NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

Source: Steve Cole, NASA HQ; Rani Gran, NASA GSFC; Jon Campbell, USGS Jan. 10, 2013 • NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological [...]

Jan 9, 2013LDCM Launch Party Kit

Contributor: Tassia Owen, NASA Landsat Education & Public Outreach Jan. 9, 2013 • Did you know that the longest continuous view of Earth from space comes from the Landsat satellite program? Its 40-year archive offers a priceless record of [...]

Jan 8, 2013Long-Lived Satellite Mission Winds Down

Source: Charlene Porter, IIP Digital, U.S. Embassy Jan. 8, 2013 • Landsat 5 has been orbiting and observing Earth since 1984, long before the computer became a household appliance and a third of the world's population made everyday visits to a [...]

Jan 7, 2013NASA to Hold Jan. 10 Media Briefing on Next Landsat Mission Launch

Source: Steve Cole, NASA Headquarters Jan. 7, 2013 • NASA will hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 10, about the upcoming launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The briefing will be held in the James E. Webb [...]

Jan 7, 2013Science Team Presentations Available

The USGS has released presentations given by the Landsat Science Team members during the last Science Team Meeting in Washington, D.C. (December 12 -13, 2012) which detail their research objectives and plans. Source: USGS Landsat Project + See [...]

Jan 3, 2013Landsat Surface Reflectance Data Available

Source: USGS Landsat Mission Website Jan. 3, 2013 • Landsat Surface Reflectance Climate Data Records (CDR) for Global Land Survey (GLS) collections 2000, 2005, and 2010 are now available from the Landsat CDR/ECV data set on EarthExplorer. The [...]