Landsat News

Map of Columbia and the state of its forests
Nov 29, 2016Boston University Researchers Use Landsat to Discern Patterns of Deforestation Through the Decades

Colombia loses hundreds of km2 of rainforest every year to agriculture and industry.

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Nov 21, 2016Landsat 8 Shows Forest Cover in Rhode Island with Gypsy Moth Damage

Twin satellite views show gypsy moth destruction in Rhode Island.

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Nov 17, 2016A Discovery That May Make Daily Calibration Possible

A South Dakota State University research team led by imaging engineer Larry Leigh has completed the first worldwide search for new satellite calibration sites through a partnership with Google Earth. The one-year project was made possible […]

slash and burn deforestation
Nov 17, 2016Landsat Eyes Help Guard the World’s Forests

If trees could talk, they would say that Hansen is among their best friends. He is one the world’s foremost forest sentries.

Aaron and Matt
Nov 16, 2016An Innovative Fix for Landsat 8 TIRS Imagery

Rochester Institute of Technology researchers have solved a problem nagging NASA’s Landsat 8 Earth-sensing satellite.

Txomin Hermosilla
Nov 1, 2016Visualizing Canada’s Forest Change, 1985–2011

A joint project of University of British Columbia and the Canadian Forest Service—made possible by free and open access to the Landsat archive—has characterized the changes to Canada’s forest between 1985 and 2012.

74 Landsat Images Provided to the Disaster Charter, Oct. 2016
Oct 31, 201674 Landsat Images Provided to the Disaster Charter, Oct. 2016

The Charter concept is this: a single phone number is made available to authorized parties providing 24/7 contact to a person who can activate the charter.

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Oct 25, 2016NASA Awards Contract for Sustainable Land Imaging Spacecraft

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, known publicly as Orbital ATK, for the Landsat 9 spacecraft.

Landsat 2 WBVTR
Oct 11, 2016Imaging the Past

Today, we are getting richer and more plentiful information about Earth’s land surface than ever before. But amid all of this modern Earth observing splendor, one truism remains: No sensor can image the past.

Landsat 8 Enhancements Detailed in Journal Special Issue
Oct 6, 2016Landsat 8 Enhancements Detailed in Journal Special Issue

A special issue of the journal Remote Sensing of Environment details the improved capabilities and mission role of Landsat 8.

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