Grecian fires
Sep 26, 2007Greeks Get Space-Based Help In Wake of Deadly Fires

Contributor: European Space Agency (ESA) Cleanup and rebuilding teams responding to the devastation across Greece caused by this summer’s deadly fires are getting help from space. A series of crisis map products based on satellite acquisitions of affected areas are being provided to aid damage assessment efforts following the activation of the International Charter on […]

Sep 14, 2007“Earth from Space” Receives USGS Shoemaker Award

The collaborative efforts of the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Global Imagination, and NASA on the “Earth from Space” museum exhibit—in which Landsat was widely featured—have been recognized with the USGS Shoemaker Communications Award. This prestigious award recognizes exemplary efforts to present scientific information to non-technical audiences in accessible ways. The award ceremony will be […]

Sep 13, 2007USGS Landsat Newsletter Available

Landsat Newsletter – Vol. 1 Issue 3, 2007 Visit the USGS Landsat website for the latest edition of the Landsat Newsletter, which includes the following articles: Web-enable Landsat Data Landsat Science Team Spotlight How well does Landsat accuracy meet users’ needs? LDCM Announces OLI Instrument Developer Landsat Science Team Meeting Cyclone Gonu Did You Know? […]

Professor Dennis Helder, head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at SDSU
Sep 12, 2007Meet Dennis Helder

Sep 12, 2007 • South Dakota State University expertise is at work every time a computer user uses Google Earth software or various other tools to study satellite images. Professor Dennis Helder, the head of Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and SDSU’s director of engineering research, said SDSU has played a quiet, background […]

Sep 1, 2007Landsat 5 Makes Its 125,000th Orbit of the Earth

On September 1, 2007, Landsat 5 made its 125,000th orbit of the Earth. Designed to complete only 16,000 orbits, the spacecraft continues to deliver images of our ever-changing planet daily. Through domestic and international ground stations, much of the Earth is imaged by the Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument, the operational imaging sensor aboard Landsat 5. The satellite has […]