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Aug 21, 2013After a Fire, Before a Flood: NASA’s Landsat Directs Restoration to At-Risk Areas

While the 138,000-acre Silver Fire still smoldered in New Mexico, forest restoration specialists were on the job, analyzing Landsat data to determine where to focus restoration efforts.

Jun 11, 2013Landsat Satellite Looks Back at El Paso, Forward to a New Mission

Landsat 8 is operational and producing more than 400 images per day, adding to the deep archive collected since 1972.

May 30, 2013Landsat 8 Satellite Begins Watch

NASA transferred operational control Thursday of the Landsat 8 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, S.D.

May 22, 2013NASA’s Landsat Satellite Looks for a Cloud-Free View

A new feature of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission will help ensure scientists get a cloud-free view of Earth from space.

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

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission offers a look at Earth from space with a crisper view than our eyes alone would be capable of.

May 9, 2013New Public Application of Landsat Images Released

Google has compiled more than a quarter-century of images of Earth taken from space into an interactive time-lapse experience.

May 9, 2013Mapping the Severity of California’s Springs Fire from Space

Within a week, hundreds of firefighters had contained the fire, limiting damage to just 16 buildings. That may seem like the end of the story, but for Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams, the work just begins when the flames die down.


May 6, 2013Landsat Thermal Sensor Lights Up from Volcano’s Heat

As LDCM flew over Indonesia’s Flores Sea April 29, it captured an image of Paluweh volcano spewing ash into the air.

Apr 22, 2013For NASA to Build TIRS on Schedule, Every Day Counted

From the very beginning it was a looming ticking countdown clock to get the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument ready for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission launch.

Apr 22, 2013New NASA Satellite Takes the Salton Sea’s Temperature

An image from NASA’s LDCM satellite may look like a simple black-and-white image of a dramatic landscape, but it tells a story of temperature.

Apr 10, 2013LDCM Satellite Sees Its Birthplaces

Building and launching the Landsat Data Continuity Mission required teams of people across the United States.

Feb 11, 2013Landsat Data Continuity Mission Prelaunch

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft onboard is seen on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) mission is a collabor…

Feb 11, 2013Landsat Spacecraft Launches

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V rocket with the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft onboard is seen as it launches on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) mission i…

Feb 10, 2013Landsat 5 Sets Guinness World Record For ‘Longest Operating Earth Observation Satellite’

Landsat 5 sets the new Guinness World Records title for Longest-Operating Earth Observation Satellite.

Feb 8, 2013Landsat Data Continuity Mission Awaits Liftoff

When the newest Landsat spacecraft trains its state-of-the-art sensors on Earth’s surface, it will provide images of our ever-changing planet in unparalleled clarity.

Feb 7, 2013Fairing Encloses Landsat Satellite

Technicians encapsulate NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite in its payload fairing in the Astrotech processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is NASA’s eighth satel…

Jun 16, 2011Landsat 5 Satellite Sees Mississippi River Floodwaters Lingering

On May 19, 2011, the Mississippi River reached a historic crest at Vicksburg. By early June flooding had receded but water remains high.