The 45th Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group Meeting is being held December 5-9 in Libreville, Gabon. Members from USGS EROS, International Cooperators, and various partners will discuss topics related to Landsat Missions. (Read More)
On November 30 – December 1, USGS EROS hosted the Landsat 9 Ground System Requirements Review (GSRR) in Sioux Falls, SD. This was the first in a series of major project reviews for Landsat 9, which is scheduled for launch December 2020. (Read More)
Landsat satellites have been imaging our planet since 1972, producing data that are valuable for land surface change detection, agricultural yield forecasting, disaster monitoring, and many other applications. As part of Earth Science Week, Earth Observation Day strives to (Read More)
Landsat 9 passed one of its important reviews: “Key Decision Point B (KDP-B)” on August 17, 2016. KDP-B marks the entry of a NASA Flight Project into “Phase B”, during which a preliminary design for all mission segments is completed. (Read More)
The recently published Landsat Update announced that Landsat 4-5 and Landsat 7 Collection 1 data will become available by the end of August; however, to properly address issues discovered during (Read More)
In July, the Landsat Science Team Meeting was held at McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings, South Dakota. Presentations from the meeting are now available on the Team Meetings web page.
In 1966, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall announced his vision to create “a program aimed at gathering facts about the natural resources of the earth from earth-orbiting satellites.” The announcement created “Project EROS”. (Read More)
Landsat Update Volume 10 Issue 3 provides details about the upcoming Landsat Collection 1 reprocessing timeline and modified sample data links. Also included is important information about upcoming changes to the Landsat 8 Surface Reflectance data processing algorithm.
A new 30-meter Global Land Cover data product is now available to download. The new product consists of layers of circa-2010 tree cover and bare ground, as well as persistent surface water layer 2000-2012 and is derived from Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) data.The Global Land Cover layers are the results of collaboration between the USGS and Univ. of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences.
NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation of Boulder, Colorado, for the Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 (TIRS-2) instrument Cryocooler for Landsat 9. See here for more details.
Presentations and other meeting materials from the 2016 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) Workshop are now available. Landsat-related topics include the performance of lifetime statistics derived relative gains for Landsat 8 OLI, and the radiometric and geometric comparisons of Landsat 8 to Sentinel-2A Multispectral Imager.
Starting at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the Landsat Web site will become unavailable due to maintenance activities. Maintenance will be completed by 10 am on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.