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February 14, 2014 - Landsat 8: Good Things, Getting Better

February 11, 2014

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the launch of Landsat 8. This first anniversary is going to be an exciting, upbeat celebration because the new satellite is meeting, if not exceeding, all expectations.  "Landsat 8 is nearly perfect," said Jim Lacasse, Landsat Operations and Maintenance Project Manager. "We’re getting really high quality data." (Read More)

November 27, 2012 - Sabers talks about Landsat 8

Jenn Sabers, Remote Sensing Branch Chief at the USGS EROS Center, answers questions about Landsat science, the Landsat legacy, and the future of the mission.

November 7, 2012 - Members of the Landsat Science Team Interviewed on SDPB

Drs. Dennis Helder and David Roy were interviewed on South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Dakota Midday about Landsat 8 and their roles in the Landsat Science Team. Listen to the interview on SDPB's website.

February 8, 2012 - Dr. Alan Belward discusses the value of Landsat.

Alan Belward, head of the Land Resource Management Unit with the Institute for Environment and Sustainability at the European Commission's Joint Research Center, talks about why Landsat is important to global forest mapping. Dr. Belward states that Landsat is a unique tool because of its 40-year time span, its archive of global images, and its free and open access. To hear the complete interview, visit EarthSky.


March 22, 2011 - Landsat Science Team Members Interview with EarthSky

Landsat Science Team members have participated in a series of interviews with EarthSky. Dr. Bob Bindschadler discusses the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica, and Dr. Curtis Woodcock talks about monitoring Earth's forests.


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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