Mar 5, 2012Three Gorges Dam, China

< ![CDATA[See the impact of the giant Three Gorges dam on the Yellow River.]]>

LGSOWG-40 Meeting
Mar 1, 2012Update from LGSOWG-40 Meeting

Contributor: Steven T. Labahn, USGS This year’s Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (LGSOWG#40) meeting was hosted by Indonesia’s National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in Bali, Indonesia from January 30–February 3, 2012. Participants from 17 countries, including members of the USGS Landsat and Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Projects, represented 23 U.S. and […]

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Mar 1, 2012Landsat at the Association of American Geographers Meeting

Several NASA and USGS scientists gave Landsat presentations at the 2012 Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting held in New York City February 24-28th. The Landsat program was first highlighted at the meeting in a plenary session on “Landsat at 40—Prime Productive Years or Mid-Life Crisis?” given by Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water […]

Landsat 5 Turns 28
Mar 1, 2012Landsat 5 Turns 28

On this day in 1984, Landsat 5 was launched into orbit. So today marks 28 years in orbit for Landsat 5. At 1:30p EDT Landsat 5 entered its 148,932nd orbit around Earth. She’s traveled more than 6.7 billion km—greater than the distance between Sun and Pluto! Landsat 5 imaging was halted in November 2011 when […]