Jul 31, 2012New NASA Supercomputer Facility Set to Advance Earth Research

Source: Steve Cole, NASA HQ & Ruth Dasso Marlaire, NASA Ames Jul 31, 2012 • NASA soon will open a new chapter of discovery using enhanced Landsat Earth-observing data in a state-of-the-art, high-performance computing and data access facility called NASA Earth Exchange (NEX). This new facility is a virtual laboratory that will allow scientists to tackle […]

Jul 31, 2012New Way to Explore Landsat Data

Source: Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon News Jul 31, 2012 • Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, working with colleagues at Google and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), have adapted their technology for interactively exploring time-lapse imagery to create a tool that enables anyone to easily access 13 years of NASA Landsat images of the Earth’s […]

Dr. Mike Freilich
Jul 30, 2012Congressional Briefing on Landsat

Source: AGU On July 23, 2012, AGU co-hosted a briefing for the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program along with Congressional hosts Representative Bruce Braley and Representative Tom Latham . AGU writes, “As the world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program, Landsat is a fundamental archive of human and natural changes to the Earth and its data […]

Sen. Mark Udall
Jul 25, 2012Sen. Mark Udall Recognizes Landsat’s 40th Anniversary

Source: Congressional Record Jul 25, 2012 • Senator Mark Udall of Colorado recognized Landsat on its 40th anniversary on Monday, July 23, 2012. Here are his remarks as recorded on the congressional record: Madam President, I wish to recognize and commemorate the Landsat satellite program on the 40th anniversary of the launch of the first Landsat […]

LandsatLook Viewer
Jul 24, 2012Introducing the LandsatLook Viewer

Source: USGS Landsat Mission Jul 24, 2012 • In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Landsat 1 launch, and in preparation for Landsat 8 in February 2013, the USGS has rolled out a prototype viewer that allows easy access to the over 3 million scenes in the Landsat archive. The LandsatLook Viewer utilizes ArcGIS Server […]

Landsat at 40 news conference
Jul 24, 2012Celebrating Landsat’s 40th

Jul 24, 2012 • In honor of the first Landsat launch on July 23, 1972, NASA and USGS held a news conference highlighting Landsat’s accomplishments at the Newseum in Washington, DC. During the news conference, a panelist of Landsat experts discussed some of the most significant Landsat images and applications. The panelists included NASA chief scientist, Waleed […]

Landsat 1 ready to launch
Jul 23, 201240 Years of Earth Observation: From the Beginning

Jul 23, 2012 • The first Landsat satellite was launched forty years ago on July 23, 1972. At the time, the satellite had an awkward and rather hard-to-say original name: The Earth Resources Technology Satellite, or ERTS. The primary instrument on Landsat 1, was slated to be the the Return Beam Vidicon, but the sensor […]

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Jul 23, 2012Landsat at 40: The Long View of Earth from Space

Source: Jon Campbell, USGS Jul 23, 2012 • The world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program—Landsat—is 40 years old. NASA—working in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its science agency, the USGS—launched the first Landsat satellite on July 23, 1972. The resulting 40-year archive of Earth observations from the Landsat fleet forms an impartial, […]

Jul 23, 2012The Longest Continuous View of Earth From Space Hits 40

Source: NASA and USGS Jul 23, 2012 • NASA and the Interior Department Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program, the world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program. The first Landsat satellite was launched July 23, 1972, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The 40-year Landsat record provides global coverage that shows large-scale human activities […]

Jul 23, 2012My American Landscape (Bibliographies)

Jul 23, 2012 • The My American Landscape Winners include: Lee County, Florida , Submitted by Carole Holmberg Summary: The landscape of Lee County, Florida, has changed dramatically as its population greatly expanded over the last 40 years. Much of the area’s unique landscape of coastal mangroves, marshes, cypress forests, and upland pine flat woods and […]

Landsat Top 10
Jul 23, 2012Landsat Top 10

Landsat has been capturing change for 40 years. NASA and U.S. Geological Survey scientists chose 10 of the most significant images to showcase this mission’s valuable returns.

City 'Change Pairs' from Landsat
Jul 23, 2012City ‘Change Pairs’ from Landsat

The Landsat program has seen a literal world of changes in its 40 years of observing Earth. This interactive compares “before and after” views of some of those changes.

American Landscapes
Jul 23, 2012American Landscapes

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey selected six out of 172 submissions from the American public and created customized Landsat chronicles of changing local landscapes.

The Longest Continuous View of Earth from Space Hits 40
Jul 23, 2012The Longest Continuous View of Earth from Space Hits 40

NASA and the Interior Department Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program, the world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program.

Top Five 'Earth as Art' Winners
Jul 23, 2012Top Five ‘Earth as Art’ Winners

Beyond the scientific information they supply, some Landsat images are simply striking to look at, presenting spectacular views of mountains, valleys, and islands as well as forests, grasslands, and agricultural patterns.

Jul 19, 2012Landsat at 40: The Long View of Earth from Space (Media Advisory)

Source: USGS Jul 19, 2012 • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program — Landsat. The briefing to be held at the Newseum in Washington, DC, will feature extensive imagery of our changing […]

Landsat Looks and Sees
Jul 19, 2012Landsat Looks and Sees

The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of Earth observations from space — ever.

Jul 17, 2012Briefing to Celebrate 40 Years of Continuous Earth Observations

Source: NASA Jul 17, 2012 • NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program — Landsat. The briefing will be held at the Newseum at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, and feature extensive […]

TIRS being hoisted
Jul 16, 2012Landsat Data Continuity Mission Becomes an Observatory

Source: NASA Jul 16, 2012 • Engineers at Orbital Sciences Corporation, Gilbert, Ariz., have installed the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument back onto to the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft. With both the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and TIRS instruments now on the spacecraft, LDCM is a complete observatory.After the TIRS instrument was shipped to […]

Jul 12, 2012Australia Signs Historic Partnership Deal for Satellite Access

Source: Elyse Gatt, Australian Ministry of Resources and Energy Jul 12, 2012 • Australia will become an international collaborator on a new United States of America satellite mission, under an agreement signed today with the United States Geological Survey. The Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson AM MP, welcomed the news that Geoscience Australia has […]