Evaluation of the Landsat 5 data following the recent spacecraft anomaly is complete. All data collected at the Landsat Ground Station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from Saturday, August 15, 2009 through today (Monday, August 17, 2009) are currently available for order or immediate download (http://glovis.usgs.gov or http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov). Engineers deemed the data from Friday, August 14 as non-nominal due to cooler than normal temperatures associated with the primary focal plane of the instrument. Data from that day will remain unavailable for order or download. The Landsat Team continues to investigate the cause of the incident, but do not have anything definitive to report at this time.
Northrop Grumman recently signed agreements to license three technologies from NASA related to satellite servicing.