With Landsat 9 on the horizon, the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A in orbit and Sentinel-2B launching next year, science team member Curtis Woodcock captured the overall sentiment, saying, “The future looks really exciting.”
+ Summer 2015 Landsat Science Team Meeting presentations via USGS
Ten Years of TIRS: Data for a Thirsty World
Landsat 8 very nearly flew without a thermal infrared sensor. This is the backstory of how TIRS made it onto Landsat 8.