June 2013

Landsat 5
Jun 26, 2013Historic Landsat 5 Mission Ends

Source: Holli Riebeek June 24, 2013 • When the Landsat 5 satellite launched on March 1, 1984, it was expected to last at least three years. More than 29 years and 2.5 million images later, the U.S. Geological Survey issued the final command to [...]

Jun 15, 2013MapBox Puts Landsat 8 Bands to Work

June 15, 2013 • MapBox imagery specialist Charlie Loyd takes a detailed look at Landsat 8's spectral bands. In his MapBox post he gives you an idea of the different types of information provided by each band. + Read full post + PDF version Read [...]

Jun 5, 2013Final Command Sent to Landsat 5

Source: USGS Landsat June 5, 2013 • For over 29 years, commands have been sent to Landsat 5 for acquisitions, orbital maneuvers, to fix problems, and even to avoid space junk. Today at 11:34 EDT, the final command was sent to Landsat 5, to turn [...]