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August 2, 2018 - USGS Landsat Archive Hits 8 Million

This week the USGS reached eight million scenes in the USGS Landsat archive! All 8 million Landsat scenes are available to download from EarthExplorerGloVis, and the LandsatLook Viewer (read more).

July 18, 2018 – New Landsat Update Issue Published

Landsat Update Volume 12 Issue 2 includes Landsat 9 milestones, updates on the Landsat Science Team and Landsat Analysis Ready Data, as well as other Landsat topics you should know about (read more)

June 25, 2018 – Landsat Session at AGU Fall Meeting

A Landsat Session at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting will cover a breadth of topics from how the Landsat mission is operated, to how data is collected, archived and distributed, to what archive, products and data access enhancements are planned. (Read More)

June 26, 2018 - Landsat Advisory Group undertakes a Landsat Cost Recovery Study

The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have requested a Federal Advisory Committee to review USGS’s current free-and-open policy for user access to Landsat data. (Read More)

June 15, 2018 - Landsat Data Access and Downloads Unavailable; New Acquisitions Delayed

On June 20, 2018, the EarthExplorer interface will be unavailable from 7:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. CT for scheduled monthly system maintenance. Landsat Level-1 and Level-2 on-demand downloads will remain unavailable until about 2:00 p.m. CT for necessary inventory updates. (Read More)

June 5, 2018 - U.S. Landsat ARD Special Issue Call for Manuscripts

Remote Sensing is seeking manuscripts for a special issue on the Science of Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) that aims to explore the new generation of Landsat science data products that were released by the USGS in October 2017 (Read more).

May 23, 2018 - Landsat 9 OLI-2 Instrument Focal Plane Integration

Photos recently shared by Ball Aerospace in Boulder, CO show technicians working on Landsat 9’s Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) instrument in the cleanroom during focal plane integration. (Read More

Landsat MSS Collection 1 Data Now Available

Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS) Collection 1 Level-1 data are now available to download from the USGS Landsat archive. (Read More)

Reminder: 2018 William T. Pecora Award Nominations Accepted through June 15, 2018

The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) jointly sponsor the award.  Nominations are being accepted through June 15, 2018. 

May 7, 2018 - ​Upcoming Data Processing and Download Interruptions

Beginning Monday, May 14, 2018, access to Landsat Collection 1 Level-1 and Level-2 datasets will be intermittently available from all USGS data portals. (Read More)

April 25, 2018 - Successful Landsat 9 Mission Review

The Landsat 9 Mission Critical Design Review was held April 17-20, 2018 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. (Read More)

April 24, 2018 - Continued Hold on U.S. Landsat ARD Production

The USGS temporarily suspended the production of U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD) tiles on March 19, 2018 to allow for the integration of Landsat Surface Temperature and Dynamic Surface Water Extent products. The planned April 30 production re-start has been delayed unexpectedly and is rescheduled for mid-May 2018. (Read More)

April 20, 2018 - 10th Anniversary of Imagery for Everyone

On April 21, 2008, the USGS officially announced the pursuit of an aggressive schedule to provide users with no charge electronic access to any Landsat scene held in the USGS-managed national archive of global scenes dating back to Landsat 1, launched in 1972. (Read More)

April 18, 2018 - LGAC Milestone Reached

The ​5 millionth scene received in support of the Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC) effort has been added into the USGS Landsat archive. (Read More)

April 10, 2018 –Successful Landsat 9 Ground System Review Held

The USGS and NASA held a Landsat 9 Ground System Preliminary Design Review (GPDR) on March 20-22, 2018 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Read More)

March 28, 2018 - Sentinel-2B Data Now Available from USGS EROS

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is pleased to announce the availability of European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2B mission products through USGS data access and distribution systems. (Read More)

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March 26, 2018 - Landsat AOI Bulk Metadata Service to be Discontinued

On April 6, 2018, the Landsat Bulk Metadata service for an area-of-interest (AOI) will be removed from the Landsat Missions Website.Instead, users are encouraged to use EarthExplorer to conduct AOI bulk metadata searches and exports. Please refer to the EarthExplorer Help Documentation for more information on how to use the AOI bulk metadata service. (Read More)

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Landsat 9 Spacecraft Passes Latest Critical Design Review

Orbital ATK has been given approval to begin building the NASA Landsat 9 spacecraft after completing a comprehensive design review of the mission. Orbital ATK is designing and manufacturing the satellite, integrating two science instruments, and supporting launch, early orbit operations and on-orbit check-out of the observatory. (Read More)

March 14, 2018 - Upcoming Temporary Hold on U.S. Landsat ARD Production

Starting Monday, March 19, 2018, U.S. Landsat ARD tile production will be temporarily suspended to allow for the integration of two new Landsat Science Products, Surface Temperature and Dynamic Surface Water Extent. U.S. Landsat ARD tiles processed through March 18, 2018 will remain available for download from EarthExplorer. (Read More)

March 13, 2018 - Winter 2018 Landsat Science Team Presentations Available

Presentations from the inaugural 2018-2023 Landsat Science Team meeting held February 21-22, 2018 at the USGS EROS Center in Sioux Falls, SD are now available.

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