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

“It is undeniable that having access to long-term satellite data has allowed ecologists and environmental managers to increase their understanding of the natural world, to make predictions about how this world might transform and to design efficient mitigation and adaptation strategies in the face of global environmental change.”