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)
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)
As previously announced on May 8, 2017, the USGS EROS Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota will temporarily halt data processing, as well as all data distribution at 6:00 am CDT on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 due to required infrastructure maintenance. (Read More)
Due to required infrastructure maintenance, the USGS EROS Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota will temporarily halt data processing, as well as all data distribution at 6:00 am CDT on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (Read More)
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.
Landsat 8 data downloads from EarthExplorer, GloVis, or the LandsatLook Viewer will be unavailable from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm CT on Thursday, January 7, 2016 due to inventory updates. We apologize for this inconvenience.
On Thursday, November 19, 2015, this site and all USGS data downloads may become unavailable from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm CT due to USGS EROS network upgrades. We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, this site and all USGS data downloads will be unavailable from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm CT due to USGS EROS network upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to Internet provider maintenance, this site may encounter connectivity issues starting at 9:00 pm to Midnight CDT on Thursday, September 17, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
This website may become unavailable from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT on Thursday, July 16, 2015 due to network upgrades. In order to prepare, the production of Landsat data products will be halted at 4:00 pm CDT on July 16, and will remain idle until the morning of July 17. Newly acquired Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 data will become visible during the day of July 17, after the production systems resume. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The transmission of newly-acquired Landsat 8 data to EarthExplorer and GloVis will be delayed from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm CT on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 while data directories are updated. Data downloads will see no interruptions. We apologize for this inconvenience.
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.
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.