Feb 23, 2012USGS Releases Fact Sheet About the National Land Cover Database

Source: C.H. Homer, J.A. Fry, and C.A. Barnes The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) serves as the definitive Landsat-based, 30-meter resolution, land cover database for the Nation. NLCD provides spatial reference and descriptive data for characteristics of the land surface such as thematic class (for example, urban, agriculture, and forest), percent impervious surface, and percent tree […]

Feb 23, 2012Landsat 5 Testing

The Landsat 5 Mission Operations Center will be conducting tests to document the performance of the TM transmitter (the primary X-band TWTA that was recently switched back on after being shutdown since 1987). This test could last up to 24 days beginning Tuesday, February 23. The 24-day test will be conducted with fixed latitudes over several primarily […]

Feb 23, 2012Landsat 5 Turns 25 Years Old

In 2009, Landsat 5 completed 25 years of collecting data – 22 years beyond its design life.

Feb 23, 2012TIRS Gets Packed to Ship

Timelapse of 92 hours as the team cleans, bags, and packs TIRS to join the rest of the spacecraft.

Feb 23, 2012Landsat Program Timeline

A program spanning 40 years and 8 satellites, compressed to one graphic. Plus, links to get more information about all Landsat satellites.

Feb 23, 2012Landsat 7 Spacecraft Animations

Animations of Landsat 7 in orbit around the Earth.

Feb 23, 2012Smith Island, MD, 1983-2011

Changes to Smith Island, MD and Tangier Island, VA, (Chesapeake Bay).

Feb 23, 2012TIRS Passes 1st Thermal Testing

Video showing the engineers bringing TIRS out of its first round of thermal-vacuum testing.

Feb 23, 2012TIRS Overview

An introduction to the Thermal InfraRed Sensor on LDCM

Feb 23, 2012Mississippi River Flooding, 2011

Severe flooding along the Mississippi River in Spring 2011.

Feb 23, 2012OLI Gets Pre-Ship Review

The Operational Land Imager gets checked over before being shipped to Orbital Sciences Corp. in AZ.

Feb 23, 2012LDCM Spacecraft Animations

A collection of animations and still images of LDCM.

Feb 23, 2012TIRS Gets Packed to Ship

Timelapse of 92 hours as the team cleans, bags, and packs TIRS to join the rest of the spacecraft. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010914/TIRS_Packing_Timelapse_gal.png

Feb 23, 2012OLI Gets Pre-Ship Review

The Operational Land Imager gets checked over before being shipped to Orbital Sciences Corp. in AZ. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010761/G2011-090_OLI_Pre-Ship_Release_gal.png

Feb 23, 2012TIRS Passes 1st Thermal Testing

Video showing the engineers bringing TIRS out of its first round of thermal-vacuum testing. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010800/a010859/G2011-116_TIRS_TVAC1-H.264_gal.png

Feb 23, 2012Mississippi River Flooding, 2011

Severe flooding along the Mississippi River in Spring 2011. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010773/NorthMiss-2011-prvGal.jpg

Feb 23, 2012Landsat 5 Turns 25 Years Old

In 2009, Landsat 5 completed 25 years of collecting data – 22 years beyond its design life. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010400/a010401/Landsat5_turns_25_ipodLG_gal.png

Feb 23, 2012TIRS Overview

An introduction to the Thermal InfraRed Sensor on LDCM thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010914/G2012-011_TIRS_Overview_final_mix_gal.png

Feb 23, 2012Smith Island, MD, 1983-2011

Changes to Smith Island, MD and Tangier Island, VA, (Chesapeake Bay). thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010700/a010753/Smith_Island_MD_ipod_sm_gal.png

Feb 23, 2012Landsat 7 Spacecraft Animations

Animations of Landsat 7 in orbit around the Earth. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010500/a010519/aall0001_gal.png