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December 17, 2007 - Presolicitation Notice for the LDCM Flight Ops Team

The DOI USGS EROS, located in Sioux Falls, SD, has a requirement for Flight Operations Team (FOT) support for the LDCM Observatory integration and test activities, launch readiness, launch and early orbit, and on-orbit mission operations. (Read More)


December 10, 2007 - Request for Proposal: Landsat Data Continuity Contract and Technical Support Services Contract.

December 10, 2007 - USGS announces Request for Proposal for the Landsat Data Continuity Contract and a Technical Support Services Contract.

October 25, 2007 – Landsat 5 experienced an issue with its onboard batteries

Landsat 5 has been collecting global data sets continuously since it was launched in March 1984. The satellite has had a series of anomalies and has lost redundancy in onboard systems, but continues to collect high-quality data.

Early Saturday, October 6, 2007, the Landsat 5 Flight Operations Team (FOT) noted that battery #2 was automatically (Read More)

October 3, 2007 - NASA Selects Launch Services Provider for Earth Imagery Satellite

NASA's Launch Services Program office at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., has selected Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services of Littleton, Colo., for launching of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission.

October 3, 2007 - USGS announcement of Landsat Data Continuity Contract

On October 3, 2007, the USGS announced a modification to the solicitation that addressed the Technical Services Support Contract (TSSC) for USGS EROS: (Read More)

September 1, 2007 - Landsat 5 made its 125000th orbit of the Earth

On September 1, 2007, Landsat 5 made its 125,000th orbit of the Earth. Designed to complete only 16,000 orbits, the spacecraft continues to deliver images of our ever-changing planet daily. Through domestic and international ground stations, much of the Earth is imaged by the Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument, the operational imaging sensor aboard Landsat 5. (Read More)

July 25, 2007 - USGS and NASA Release TerraLook Data Product

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is pleased to announce the release of the TerraLook data product. A TerraLook product is a user-specified collection of JPEG images created from Advanced (Read More)

July 16, 2007 - OLI Instrument Development Contract Awarded

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colo. was selected to develop the Operational Land Imager instrument for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The LDCM is the successor to Landsat 7 and is scheduled for launch in July 2011. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will manage the LDCM development in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS will be responsible for LDCM operations after launch and on-orbit checkout.

July 2, 2007 - USGS Flight Operations Team Services Statement of Work (Draft Version) and Instructions to Offerors

The U.S. Geological Survey USGS invites industry comments on the Draft RFP for Landsat Data Continuity Mission Flight Operation Team Services in regard to Launch Readiness, Launch & Early Orbit, and Mission Operation Support, and Sections L (Read More)

March 02, 2007 - Request For Information: Flight Operations Team

The update to the acquisition schedule for the MOE can be found at the NASA Acquisition Internet Service.


February 21, 2007 - USGS Acquisition Strategy for Ground System Segments

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) share responsibility for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). NASA will develop the flight systems including the spacecraft, instrument, mission operations (Read More)

January 9, 2007 - Request For Proposals: Operational Land Imager (OLI)

The LDCM Operational Land Imager (OLI) Request For Proposals (RFP) has been posted to NASA Acquisition Information System. Vendor proposals are due on February 23, 2007.