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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.

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 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…

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 7, 2013NASA to Hold Jan. 10 Media Briefing on Next Landsat Mission Launch

NASA will hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 10, about the upcoming launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The briefing will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington. The ne…

USGS: 'Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5'
Dec 21, 2012USGS: ‘Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5’

The U.S. Geological Survey announced that 29-year-old Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months.

Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives at Launch Site
Dec 20, 2012Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives at Launch Site

An oversized semi-trailer truck carrying NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for launch.

LDCM's Atlas V Rocket Fueling Exercise
Dec 11, 2012LDCM’s Atlas V Rocket Fueling Exercise

On Dec. 4, 2012, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a fueling exercise for the Landsat Data Continuity Missions’s (LDCM) Atlas V 401 rocket rook place.

LDCM Exits Vacuum Chamber
Nov 26, 2012LDCM Exits Vacuum Chamber

On Nov. 23, 2012, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite concluded environmental testing in a thermal vacuum chamber.

Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing completed for LDCM.
Oct 4, 2012Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing completed for LDCM.

Orbital Sciences Corporation recently completed Electromagnetic Interference/Capability (EMI/EMC) testing and structural dynamics testing of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite.

Landsat Images Land on U.S. Postal Stamps
Oct 1, 2012Landsat Images Land on U.S. Postal Stamps

The Postal Service has released 15 stamps that depict America’s diverse landscapes, including views from Landsat 7’s perspective.

Landsat Satellites Find the 'Sweet Spot' for Crops
Sep 27, 2012Landsat Satellites Find the ‘Sweet Spot’ for Crops

Farmers are using maps created with free data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat satellites that show locations that are good and not good for growing crops.

First-Issue Ceremony for 'Earthscapes' Stamps
Sep 24, 2012First-Issue Ceremony for ‘Earthscapes’ Stamps

Two Landsat images appear on the upcoming “Earthscapes” stamps, which will be promoted at a free event Oct. 1 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Environmental Testing is Underway
Aug 22, 2012Landsat Data Continuity Mission Environmental Testing is Underway

Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Observatory Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) testing is underway at Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Gilbert, Ariz., location.

Top Five 'Earth as Art' Winners
Jul 23, 2012Top Five ‘Earth as Art’ Winners

Beyond the scientific information they supply, some Landsat images are simply striking to look at, presenting spectacular views of mountains, valleys, and islands as well as forests, grasslands, and agricultural patterns.

The Longest Continuous View of Earth from Space Hits 40
Jul 23, 2012The Longest Continuous View of Earth from Space Hits 40

NASA and the Interior Department Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program, the world’s longest-running Earth-observing satellite program.

American Landscapes
Jul 23, 2012American Landscapes

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey selected six out of 172 submissions from the American public and created customized Landsat chronicles of changing local landscapes.

City 'Change Pairs' from Landsat
Jul 23, 2012City ‘Change Pairs’ from Landsat

The Landsat program has seen a literal world of changes in its 40 years of observing Earth. This interactive compares “before and after” views of some of those changes.

Landsat Top 10
Jul 23, 2012Landsat Top 10

Landsat has been capturing change for 40 years. NASA and U.S. Geological Survey scientists chose 10 of the most significant images to showcase this mission’s valuable returns.

Landsat Looks and Sees
Jul 19, 2012Landsat Looks and Sees

The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of Earth observations from space — ever.