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.
Bidding Farewell to Virginia T. Norwood, the Mother of Landsat
Virginia T. Norwood, a founding figure in the field of satellite land imaging, died on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at age 96.