Landsat Missions

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Metadata for entire Landsat datasets are available to download. The files are updated daily. Note: The files are large and may take several minutes to download. 

This webpage describes Landsat Level-1 metadata field updates that were made in May 2018. 

For particular areas of interest or specific date ranges, the EarthExplorer Export Metadata functionality is useful.  Details about this are on the the last two pages of the EarthExplorer Help Documentation

Landsat Collection 1

Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI)/ Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) (combined Pre- and On-WRS)


Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) (combined SLC-on/off)


Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper


Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS)



Landsat represents the world's longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data. Four decades of imagery provides a unique resource for those who work in agriculture, geology, forestry, regional planning, education, mapping, and global change research. Landsat images are also invaluable for emergency response and disaster relief.


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Landsat Updates

The Landsat Update is an informal communication tool, prepared periodically and distributed electronically to USGS Landsat partners, to provide information about Landsat activities and related topics of interest.

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