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October 19, 2018 – Pecora 21 Conference Call for Sessions

Proposals for sessions at the Pecora 21 Conference are now being accepted until October 29, 2018. (read more)

October 17, 2018 - Upcoming Processing Interruptions, System Maintenance

Landsat data processing will be halted starting at 12:00 pm CT on Tuesday, October 23, until 12:00 pm on Wednesday, October 24 for necessary server upgrades and standard monthly maintenance.  (read more)

October 1, 2018 - Successful Landsat 9 Milestone Meeting

The USGS and NASA recently held a successful Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review (GCDR). (read more)

September 28, 2018 - Team to Imagine Future Earth Observing Satellite

A joint NASA-USGS Architecture Study Team tasked with imagining the future of Landsat will hold its first meeting at the USGS EROS Center this week (read more). 

September 24, 2018 – Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review

The Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review (GCDR) is taking place September 24 & 25th in Brandon, South Dakota. (read more)

September 19, 2018 – Landsat - Sentinel 2 Session at Upcoming Conference

The USGS and European Commission will be co-chairing a special session at the 69th International Astronomical Congress in Bremen, Germany on October 3, 2018. (read more)

September 7, 2018 - New U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data Factsheet

The newly-published U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data factsheet is now available from the USGS Publications Warehouse.  It is also linked from the Landsat Missions Web Site. (read more)

August 29, 2018 - Summer 2018 Landsat Science Team Presentations Now Available

Presentations from the summer Landsat Science Team meeting held August 8-10, 2018 in Boulder, Co are now available (read more).

August 23, 2018 – Landsat 1-5 MSS Pre-Collection Data to be Removed

On September 24, 2018, the Pre-Collection Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS) dataset will be removed from EarthExplorer (read more).

August 22, 2018 - Landsat 9 Element Critical Design Reviews Successfully Completed

Landsat 9 Ground System Element Critical Design Reviews (CDR) were successfully completed in June, July and August for three elements of the ground system (read more).

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)

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