Jan 30, 2013Dr. Marcia McNutt to Step Down as USGS Director

Jan. 30, 2013 • Dr. Marcia McNutt will be leaving her Read more […]

Jan 29, 2013USGS Landsat Project Update – Volume 7 Issue 1 2013 Available

Source: USGS Landsat Project Jan. 29, 2013 • The latest Landsat Read more […]

Jan 29, 2013Contact Us

Communications and Public Engagement Team Contacts Ginger Read more […]

Jan 28, 2013USGS Technical Publication on Landsat Surface Reflectance Available

Source: J. W. Jones, M.J. Starbuck, C.B. Jenkerson, USGS Jan. Read more […]

LDCM in Atlas V payload fairing
Jan 23, 2013Ready to Ride

Jan. 23, 2013 • Technicians encapsulate NASA’s Landsat Read more […]

Jan 23, 2013Landsat Applications

  Agriculture, Forestry and Range Resources Land Read more […]

Meeting Spotlight
Jan 22, 2013Meeting Spotlight

Information on the professional meetings and workshops the Read more […]

Jan 22, 2013More Free Data

Urban Landsat: Cities from Space (external site)A website Read more […]

Jan 22, 2013More Free Data

Landsat.org (external link) Michigan State University’s Read more […]

Jan 22, 2013More Free Data

*The TerraLook interface is no longer operational as of Read more […]

Spacecraft orbit of Landsat 1, 2, and 3.
Jan 22, 2013Landsat Spacecraft Orbit

Source: The Landsat Tutorial Workbook This schematic Read more […]

Schematic diagram illustrating the seasonal illumination variations on a sun-synchronous orbit.
Jan 22, 2013Seasonal Illumination Variations

Source: Landsat-6 Programming and Control Handbook This Read more […]

A Transverse Mercator projection.
Jan 22, 2013Transverse Mercator Projection

Source: 1983 Landsat Short Course Lecture This schematic Read more […]

Diagram showing the flight profile of ERTS-1.
Jan 22, 2013ERTS Flight Profile

Source: Earth Resources Technology Satellite Reference Manual This Read more […]

Schematic diagram illustrating the geometry of a sun-synchronous orbit for the morning descending node of Landsat.
Jan 22, 2013Geometry of a Sun-Synchronous Orbit

Source: Landsat-6 Programming and Control Handbook This Read more […]

Schematic diagram showing distribution of reflected radiation from a diffuse reflector.
Jan 22, 2013A Lambertian Reflector

Source: The Landsat Tutorial Workbook This schematic Read more […]

Jan 22, 2013What is the Economic Value of Satellite Imagery?

Does remote-sensing information, such as that from Landsat Read more […]

The Worldwide Reference System
Jan 21, 2013The Worldwide Reference System

The Worldwide Reference System (WRS) is a global notation Read more […]

Jan 21, 2013The Thematic Mapper

The Thematic Mapper (TM) is an advanced, multispectral scanning, Read more […]

Jan 21, 2013The Multispectral Scanner System

MSS Relative Spectral Response >   The Multispectral Read more […]

Jan 21, 2013The Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus

The Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) instrument is a Read more […]

Jan 21, 2013The Enhanced Thematic Mapper

Landsat 6 was launched on Oct. 5, 1993 carrying the Enhanced Read more […]

Landsat 7
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 7

The Details Launch Date: April 15, 1999 Status: operational Read more […]

Landsat 6
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 6

The Details Launch Date: October 5, 1993 Status: lost Read more […]

Landsat 5
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 5

The Details Launch Date: March 1, 1984 Status: Read more […]

Landsat 4
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 4

The Details Launch Date: July 16 , 1982 Status: decommissioned, Read more […]

Landsat 3
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 3

The Details Launch Date: March 5, 1978 Status: put Read more […]

Landsat 2
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 2

The Details Launch Date: January 22, 1975 Status: removed Read more […]

Landsat 1
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 1

The Details Launch Date: July 23, 1972 Status: expired, Read more […]

L7 bands compared to L8 band
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 8

Landsat 1 • Landsat 2 • Landsat 3 • Landsat Read more […]

Landsat 7
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 7

Landsat 1 • Landsat 2 • Landsat 3 • Landsat Read more […]

Landsat 6
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 6

Landsat 1 • Landsat 2 • Landsat 3 • Landsat Read more […]

Landsat 5
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 5

Landsat 1 • Landsat 2 • Landsat 3 • Landsat Read more […]

Landsat 4
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 4

Landsat 1 • Landsat 2 • Landsat 3 • Landsat Read more […]

Landsat 3
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 3

Landsat 1 • Landsat 2 • Landsat 3 • Landsat Read more […]

Landsat 2
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 2

Landsat 1 • Landsat 2 • Landsat 3 • Landsat Read more […]

Landsat 1
Jan 21, 2013Landsat 1

Landsat 1 • Landsat 2 • Landsat 3 • Landsat Read more […]

Landsat timeline
Jan 21, 2013A Landsat Timeline

“The Landsat series of satellites is a cornerstone of Read more […]

Forests in SE U.S.
Jan 17, 2013Detecting Forest Change in the Southeast U.S.

The southeastern United States is a hotspot for forestry Read more […]

Jan 17, 20132012 Web-Enabled Landsat Data (WELD) Available

Source: USGS Landsat Project Jan. 17, 2013 • The 2012 Read more […]

Jan 16, 2013EarthSky22: Landsat, the Next Generation

Source: EarthSky Jan. 16, 2013 • EarthSky’s latest Read more […]

Washington's Olympic Peninsula
Jan 16, 2013Determining range readiness, biomass and health

Contributor: Curtis E. Woodcock, Boston University Fire, Read more […]

image looking towards the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Jan 16, 2013Measuring changes and extent of glacial features

Contributor: Robert Bindschadler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Read more […]

Jan 16, 2013Accreditation Open For NASA Landsat Data Continuity Mission Launch

Members of the media planning to cover the launch of NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California must apply for accreditation by Feb. 4.

Jan 15, 2013LDCM Spacecraft Fueled; Teams Prep for Encapsulation

Source: NASA Jan. 15, 2013 • At Vandenberg Air Force Read more […]

Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest
Jan 14, 2013Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest

A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Landsat satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes.

Jan 14, 2013Sensing Forest Disturbance: Landsat Sees Insect Outbreaks From Space

A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data Read more […]

Jan 11, 2013Landsat Data Continuity Mission Overview

Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Jan. 11, Read more […]

NASA Preps for Launch of Next Earth-Observing Satellite
Jan 10, 2013NASA Preps for Launch of Next Earth-Observing Satellite

NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Jan 10, 2013NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to the longest continuous data record of Earth’s surface as…