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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)

April 17, 2017 - Landsat Highlighted at USGS and NASA Earth Day Celebration

An Earth Day Celebration, hosted by several agencies, will take place at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2017. Tim Newman, Land Remote Sensing Program Coordinator from the USGS Climate and Land-Use Change Mission Area, will deliver a presentation with a Landsat focus at a Hyperwall display. (Read More)

December 5-9, 2016 - Landsat Ground Station Operators Meeting

The 45th Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group Meeting is being held December 5-9 in Libreville, Gabon. Members from USGS EROS, International Cooperators, and various partners will discuss topics related to Landsat Missions. (Read More)

February 18, 2016 - Sentinel-2 Data Distribution from USGS Coming Soon

A partnership has been established between European Space Agency (ESA) and the USGS to allow for USGS storage and redistribution of data acquired by the multispectral instrument (MSI) on ESA’s Sentinel-2A satellite that was launched in June 2015. (Read More)

April 27, 2015 - Continuing the Land Imaging Mission; NASA, USGS Begin Work on Landsat 9

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023, which will provide mission-critical continuity in the Earth-observing program’s record of land images. (Read More)

April 26, 2013 - USGS and NASA to Host Social Media Event

On May 30, 2013, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission will begin its life's work as an operational mission under the new moniker Landsat 8. Social media users that participate in Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus can register to attend an event in Sioux Falls, SD that will include an official ceremony, tours, and an evening event.

December 10, 2007 - Request for Proposal: Landsat Data Continuity Contract and Technical Support Services Contract.

December 10, 2007 - USGS announces Request for Proposal for the Landsat Data Continuity Contract and a Technical Support Services Contract.

October 3, 2007 - USGS announcement of Landsat Data Continuity Contract

On October 3, 2007, the USGS announced a modification to the solicitation that addressed the Technical Services Support Contract (TSSC) for USGS EROS: (Read More)

July 25, 2007 - USGS and NASA Release TerraLook Data Product

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is pleased to announce the release of the TerraLook data product. A TerraLook product is a user-specified collection of JPEG images created from Advanced (Read More)

July 16, 2007 - OLI Instrument Development Contract Awarded

Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colo. was selected to develop the Operational Land Imager instrument for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The LDCM is the successor to Landsat 7 and is scheduled for launch in July 2011. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will manage the LDCM development in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS will be responsible for LDCM operations after launch and on-orbit checkout.

February 21, 2007 - USGS Acquisition Strategy for Ground System Segments

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) share responsibility for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). NASA will develop the flight systems including the spacecraft, instrument, mission operations (Read More)

February 22, 2006 - Synopsis Detailing Procurement of Free-Flyer Mission

On December 23, 2005, the White House issued a memorandum adjusting the strategy for ensuring continuous availability of Landsat-type data. The memo directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to acquire a Landsat data continuity mission (Read More)