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How Landsat Helps

The Landsat Program

This joint NASA/USGS program provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land in existence. Every day, Landsat satellites provide essential information to help land managers and policy makers make wise decisions about our resources and our environment. + Landsat Case Studies ebook

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Landsat 9 Is Coming
NASA and USGS have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023.
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Landsat & Sentinel-2 band comparison

Sentinel-2A Launches—Our Compliments & Our Complements

The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A successfully launched into orbit last night from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana aboard a []
Coral reef with fish courtesy of Jeremy Cohen, Penn State University

Satellites Enable Coral Reef Science Leap from Darwin to Online

With Earth-observing satellite data, scientists can now monitor the health of coral reefs, even in the most remote regions scattered around the []
New York City Landsat 8 - 2013

Geographia

Journey with us into the cartographic past. Latest look: New York City, 1860 []

Landsat 8 sketch

“Until we made the map of coral reefs with Landsat 7, global maps of reefs had not improved a lot since the amazing maps that Darwin drafted.”