Landsat News

still from Open Air

Feb 22, 2018Artist Grayson Cooke Explores the Forces that Shape Earth with Landsat

Feb 22, 2018 • “Open Air” is a media project of Australia-based artist Grayson Cooke that features Landsat 8 imagery as it explores how time and elemental forces work together to shape our planet. In “Open Air,” Cooke plays with […]

Antarctic ice flow map

Feb 20, 2018New Study Brings Antarctic Ice Loss Into Sharper Focus

A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean.

Landsat 9 Cryocooler Delivered Ahead of Schedule

Feb 14, 2018Landsat 9 Cryocooler Delivered Ahead of Schedule

Ball Aerospace delivered the TIRS-2 Flight Cryocooler for the Landsat 9 TIRS-2 instrument ahead of schedule to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Landsat Summer 2017 Science Team Summary Available

Feb 13, 2018Landsat Summer 2017 Science Team Summary Available

A five-page summary of the 2017 Landsat Science Team Summer Meeting is now available.

Landsat 8

Feb 9, 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.

L8 launch

Feb 9, 2018Landsat 8 at Five

Landsat 8 marks five years since launch.

Martha Anderson

Feb 5, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Monitoring Crop Land with Martha Anderson

Martha Anderson talks about the value of Landsat and its thermal data for understanding agricultural lands.

Leif Olmanson

Jan 30, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Minnesota Lakes with Leif Olmanson

Leif Olmanson talks about the value of Landsat data for monitoring the thousands of lakes in Minnesota.

water quality map

Jan 26, 2018UNESCO Launches a Pioneering Tool to Monitor Water Quality

Using data from Landsat and Sentinel-2, UNESCO is providing freshwater quality information at the global scale.

Barbara Ryan

Jan 23, 2018USGS Video: Landsat in Action—Free & Open Landsat Archive with Barbara Ryan

Barbara Ryan, Director of GEO talks about the distribution of Landsat data.

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