Oct 26, 2012LDCM Spacecraft Enters Thermal Vacuum Chamber

Oct. 26, 2012 • On Oct. 21, 2012, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft entered the thermal vacuum chamber at the Orbital Science Corp.’s facility in Gilbert Ariz. During this portion of environmental testing, the giant chamber will have all the air pumped out and go through several cycles of extreme hot and cold temperatures […]

Oct 25, 2012Witness the Launch of the next Landsat Satellite

Source: John Yembrick/Jason Townsend, NASA HQ Oct. 25, 2012 • NASA will host a two-day event for 80 of its social media followers on Sunday, Feb. 10, and Monday, Feb. 11, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif., for the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, a satellite that continues a record-breaking 40 years of […]

Oct 24, 2012New Study Leads the Way to Detailed Mapping of Tropical Rain Forest Types

Source: Tana E. Wood, USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Tel. 1-434-242-0881 Oct. 24, 2012 • A new study shows that widely available satellite imagery can be used to map tropical rain forests with much more detail than was previously thought possible. The work is important because tropical countries need to produce detailed forest […]

Oct 19, 2012Landsat Science Team to Help Guide Next Landsat Mission

Source: Jan Nelson, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Oct. 19, 2012 • Landsat satellites have witnessed over four decades of changes on Earth. In advance of the next Landsat spacecraft launch, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announces the selection […]

William T. Pecora
Oct 19, 2012William T. Pecora, Pioneer of Earth Science from Space

Oct. 19, 2012 • In honor of Earth Science Week, October 14-20, 2012, the USGS is taking a look back into history at the scientists who laid the foundation for the innovative earth science research taking place today. Without the work conducted by these pioneers, much of the science used for decision making worldwide would not be […]

Oct 15, 2012USGS Landsat Project Update Available

Oct. 15, 2012 • The USGS Landsat Project Update Vol. 6 Issue 4, 2012 is now available. Articles include: News: Nine Million Scenes and Counting!| International Landsat Cooperators Confer in Sioux Falls | Remote Sensing of Environment LDCM News: Upper Stage of LDCM Rocket Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base | First Stage of LDCM Rocket Arrives at Launch Site | […]

Oct 14, 2012New GLS Visualization Interface Available

Source: USGS Landsat Mission Oct. 14, 2012 • The USGS EROS Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) GLS Visualization Interface was released today. The new interface allows users to immediately download Global Land Survey (GLS) 2010 and GLS 2005 Surface Reflectance Products. GLS 2000 surface reflectance products will be available soon as well. In addition, Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and Enhanced […]

Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing completed for LDCM.
Oct 4, 2012Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing completed for LDCM.

Orbital Sciences Corporation recently completed Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite.

LDCM satellite
Oct 4, 2012Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing completed for LDCM

Orbital Sciences Corporation recently completed Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite. Pictured above, engineers at Orbital’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Gilbert, Ariz. place the satellite on the vibration table to perform the side-to-side X-axis vibration test to ensure the spacecraft can survive its rocket ride […]

Landsat Images Land on U.S. Postal Stamps
Oct 1, 2012Landsat Images Land on U.S. Postal Stamps

The Postal Service has released 15 stamps that depict America’s diverse landscapes, including views from Landsat 7’s perspective.