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Landsat Missions

Landsat Project Statistics

As of March 31, 2015

The Landsat Archive

The chart below displays the number of scenes visible to all users on EarthExplorer as of March 31, 2015.

Available Landsat scenes April 30 2014 (blue)

Active Landsat 8 and Landsat 7 acquisitions constantly increase the number of available scenes in the USGS archives. In addition, the Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC) effort has allowed more historical Landsat 1-5 MSS and TM scenes to become visible and available to all users.

The files on the USGS Landsat Global Archive webpage ( provide a view of the data added to the USGS archive per satellite, per year.

Popular Areas of the World

This scene represents one of the most downloaded scenes during the month of March 2015.
This image shows an area in eastern China. The Yangtze River can be seen in the upper left portion of the image, and the Xin’an River Reservoir in the lower right.

Landsat 8 Path 120 Row 39
Acquired November 15, 2013

Landsat Data Distribution

The Landsat archive became available to all users at no charge in December of 2008.
As of February 17, 2015 over 23 million scenes have been downloaded.

Opening the Landsat Archive: Million Marks Million Distribution Dates

How Users Put Landsat to Work

This graph shows the top ten Landsat data uses from October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015.

Top Ten Primary Data Usages

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