September 2017


OLI-2
Sep 29, 2017Landsat 9’s OLI-2 Instrument Takes Shape

OLI-2 is being built by Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado.

Water map of portion of Amazon
Sep 28, 2017Mapping the World’s Most Precious Resource:
Landsat Science Team Member Gives Surface Water TEDx Talk


This TEDx talk explains Belward's work which utilizes the Landsat data archive to map surface water movement around the globe.

Rio Grande de Loíza - after Maria
Sep 28, 2017Puerto Rico Landscape Ravaged by Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, ravaging both urban and rural areas with category 4 winds and intense rainfall for several days.

Landsat Analysis Ready Data Coming Soon
Sep 25, 2017Landsat Analysis Ready Data Coming Soon

A fundamental goal for Landsat ARD is to significantly reduce the magnitude of data processing for application scientists.

rock outcropping on Fleming Glacier
Sep 25, 2017Wind, Warm Water Revved Up Melting Antarctic Glaciers

A NASA study has located the Antarctic glaciers that accelerated the fastest between 2008 and 2014 and finds that the most likely cause of their speedup is an observed influx of warm water into the bay where they're located.

A timeline of Landsat 9 mission development and lifecycle.
Sep 18, 2017Landsat 9 Preliminary Design Review Successfully Completed

The mission team demonstrated to an independent Standing Review Board that all design plans for the Landsat 9 mission are both sound and well integrated.

Caribbean Islands before and after Irma
Sep 12, 2017Hurricane Irma Turns Caribbean Islands Brown

Irma battered several Caribbean islands in September 2017; when the clouds cleared the destruction became obvious even from space.

Upcoming Landsat 9 Preliminary Design Review
Sep 12, 2017Upcoming Landsat 9 Preliminary Design Review

The Landsat 9 Preliminary Design Review (PDR) is scheduled for September 12-14, 2017.

temporal revisit, i.e. data for HLS
Sep 8, 2017Latest Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 (HLS) Version Released

When Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 data are used together observations can be more timely and accurate.

map of study area
Sep 7, 2017Finding Baltimore’s Mosquito Hotspots with Help from Landsat

High levels of residential abandonment and unchecked vegetation growth in low-income neighborhoods are strong indicators of mosquito prevalence. Higher income neighborhoods are also susceptible to mosquito-borne disease due to the presence of [...]