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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

satellite drawing
Landsat 9 Is Coming
NASA and USGS have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023.
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NOAA Ship Fairweather

Avoiding Rock Bottom: How Landsat Aids Nautical Charting

On the most recent nautical chart of the Beaufort Sea where the long narrow Tapkaluk Islands of Alaska’s North Slope separate the sea from the []
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 []
New York City Landsat 8 - 2013

Geographia

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

Landsat 8 sketch

“We are looking forward to new exciting data to complement Landsat observations and to collaborative research—especially because ESA followed USGS in its open data policy.”