A U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing titled “Landsat at 50 & the Future of U.S. Satellite-based Earth Observation: took place on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
On Saturday, October 15, the Visitors Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight center presented an audio/visual event in celebration of Landsat’s 50th anniversary.
OSAM-1 Lead Systems Engineer Wendy Morgenstern discusses NASA’s On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 mission to robotically refuel Landsat 7, a satellite that wasn’t designed to be serviced.
Data collected by citizen scientists like you helps land cover scientists evaluate the quality of the maps produced from satellites like Landsat.
I use Landsat data alongside other satellite and field data to map where and when crops like wheat are growing, to analyze different management practices including when crops are planted and harvested, to assess crop health and to forecast end of season yields.