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Archive for February, 2012

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… Read More



Feb 23, 2012Landsat 5 Testing

The Landsat 5 Mission Operations Center will be conducting tests… Read More



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



Feb 23, 2012LDCM Spacecraft Animations

A collection of animations and still images of LDCM. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010800/a010812/LDCM_over_Earth_1500_gal.png



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. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/gallery/Landsat/program_timeline_gal.png



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

< ![CDATA[Changes to Smith Island, MD and Tangier Island, VA,... Read More



Feb 23, 2012Mississippi River Flooding, 2011

< ![CDATA[Severe flooding along the Mississippi River in Spring 2011.]]>



Feb 23, 2012Landsat Program Timeline

< ![CDATA[A program spanning 40 years and 8 satellites, compressed... Read More



Feb 23, 2012Landsat 5 Turns 25 Years Old

< ![CDATA[In 2009, Landsat 5 completed 25 years of collecting... Read More



Feb 23, 2012Landsat 7 Spacecraft Animations

< ![CDATA[Animations of Landsat 7 in orbit around the Earth.]]>



Feb 23, 2012OLI Gets Pre-Ship Review

< ![CDATA[OLI, the Operational Land Imager, gets checked over before... Read More



Feb 23, 2012TIRS Gets Packed to Ship

< ![CDATA[Timelapse of 92 hours as the team cleans, bags,... Read More



Feb 23, 2012TIRS Passes 1st Thermal Testing

< ![CDATA[Video showing the engineers bringing TIRS out of its... Read More



Feb 23, 2012TIRS Overview

< ![CDATA[An introduction to the Thermal InfraRed Sensor on LDCM]]>



Feb 23, 2012LDCM Spacecraft Animations

< ![CDATA[A collection of animations and still images of LDCM.]]>



Feb 16, 2012Landsat 5 Suspension of Operations Extended

Source: Jon Campbell, U.S. Geological Survey Landsat 5 Earth imaging operations… Read More



Feb 16, 2012Landsat in the FY2013 USGS Budget Request

Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Marcia McNutt, recently… Read More



Feb 15, 2012ASPRS Issues Resolution on U.S. Land Imaging

Source: American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing By a unanimous… Read More



TIRS instrument
Feb 14, 2012NASA Landsat’s Thermal Infrared Sensor Arrives at Orbital

Source: Rani Gran, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. A… Read More



Old growth Oregon coastal forest
Feb 8, 2012EarthSky Interview with Alan Belward: Tracking Changes to Earth’s Forests from Space

Satellite researcher Alan Belward works for the Institute for Environment… Read More



TIRS
Feb 7, 2012It’s a Wrap: LDCM’s Thermal Instrument Ships

Yesterday the Landsat Data Continuity Mission’s Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS)… Read More



Feb 3, 2012USDA Updates CropScape

Source: Audra Zakzeski and Alex Minchenkov, USDA NASS The U.S. Department… Read More



Feb 2, 2012National Academies Studying an Operational Land Imaging Program

The U.S. Geological Survey has commissioned the National Academies Space… Read More



Landsat 8
Feb 2, 2012A New Way To Map Drought and Water Use Worldwide

Every month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Center… Read More



Feb 2, 2012How Plants React to Warming Temperatures

Using long-term Landsat time series data researchers at NASA Goddard… Read More



Feb 2, 2012The Future of Landsat

Last week Space News reported that the U.S. Government is searching for… Read More



Feb 1, 2012The View From Space

Dr. Tom Loveland gave a public lecture on Landsat at… Read More



girl eating corn
Feb 1, 2012It Takes a Satellite To Feed the World

Source: Charles L. Walthall, USDA Agricultural Research Service Forum It’s ironic… Read More