The Landsat Program

The Landsat Program provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land in existence.

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Landsat 8—One Year in Orbit

Landsat 8 took to the sky on Feb. 11, 2013. Here’s a look at the first year in orbit.

+ Landsat 8 Celebrates First Year of Success
+ Landsat 8’s First Year
+ Landsat 8 Delivers On Its Promises
+ USGS Landsat 8 Image Gallery


How Landsat Helps

Every day, Landsat satellites provide essential information to help land managers and policy makers make wise decisions about our resources and our environment. To explore important everyday uses of Landsat, check out the Landsat Case Studies ebook [51.9MB PDF]