Prasad S. Thenkabail, an American National and member of the Landsat Science Team, has 23 years’ experience working as an international expert in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (RS/GIS) and its applications to natural resources management, sustainable development, and environmental studies. He has visited and worked in over 25 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.
South Dakota State University expertise is at work every time a computer user uses Google Earth software or various other tools to study satellite images.
Dr. Samuel N. Goward is a professor of Geography at the University of Maryland College Park specializing in bioclimatology and remote sensing.
Dr. Freden with a model of Landsat 1 (1972). Dr. Stan Freden played a major role in the nascent Landsat program as the project scientist for Landsats 1, 2, and 3.
Terry Arvidson is a Senior Project Engineer on the Landsat 7 project and she serves as the Lockheed Martin sustaining engineering lead for the satellite.