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++ Important TIRS calibration notice from USGS, April 25, 2017: “Stray light from far out-of-field has affected the Landsat 8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) absolute calibration since launch. An algorithm to correct for this issue was developed and implemented into the processing system in February 2017.”

Aug 17, 2020‘Hyperlife’ Video from Beck/NASA Collaboration Features Landsat 8

In Beck’s “Hyperlife” video, the abstract beauty of our planet morphs from geographic location-to-location with the flow of the etherial track.

Jun 07, 2019RIT Scientists Recognized for Solving Issue with Landsat 8 TIRS Instrument

Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro earned the 2019 USGIF Academic Achievement Award for their work on the Landsat 8 TIRS stray-light issue.

Feb 09, 2018Seeing Earth From Space Never Gets Old: Five Years of Landsat 8

Landsat 8 continues a streak of engineering and science success unmatched in spaceflight.

Feb 09, 2018Landsat 8 at Five

Landsat 8 marks five years since launch.

Jul 28, 2016Following the Trail of TIRS Technology onto a CapSat

An advanced photodetector camera that traces its heritage to one now flying on Landsat 8 is being studied as a potential payload on a conceptual satellite (CapSat) system purposely designed to take advantage of the expected boom in secondary-payload launch opportunities.

Feb 18, 2014Landsat 8: Good Things, Getting Better

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the launch of Landsat 8. This first anniversary is going to be an exciting, upbeat celebration because the new satellite is meeting, if not exceeding, all expectations. “Landsat 8 is nearly perfect,” said Jim Lacasse, Landsat Operations and Maintenance Project Manager. “We’re getting really high quality data.”

Feb 11, 2014A High-Flying Rookie Season

Landsat 8 is acquiring around 550 images per day – significantly more than the 400-image-per-day design requirement. Between Landsat 7 (launched in 1999 and still active) and Landsat 8, nearly 1,000 images per day are being collected. This is almost double the imagery collected three years ago, when Landsat 5 and 7 were operating together.

Feb 11, 2014Landsat 8 Celebrates First Year of Success

A flawless launch, followed by the transfer of operational control on May 30 to the U.S. Geological Survey, marked the start of the satellite's mission to extend an unparalleled record of observing Earth's landscape from space. Landsat 8 is the latest in the Landsat series of remote-sensing satellites that have provided a continuous record of change across Earth’s land surfaces since 1972.

Oct 21, 2013Landsat Update: Upcoming Landsat 8 Reprocessing

Within the next several weeks, all Landsat 8 data that have been acquired since achieving WRS-2 operational orbit will be reprocessed using updated calibration parameters for OLI and TIRS data. During this time, all online products will be purged and the online inventory will be re-populated.

May 15, 2013New Animation Marks Arrival of NASA's LDCM Satellite to its Final Orbit

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to watch the world fly by beneath you from space? That dream is elusive for most of us, but the Landsat Data Continuity Mission offers a vicarious flight with a crisper view than our eyes alone would be capable of if we were in space. That view is now available in a new NASA animation.