Landsat Missions

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Landsat satellites have acquired data from across the globe for more than four decades. The National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive (NSLRSDA) at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center holds the single most geographically and temporally rich collection of Landsat data in the world, currently holding more than six million Landsat scenes.

How Many Landsat Scenes are Archived for Each Sensor?

The maps below link to files which display the number of Landsat scenes that are archived at the USGS EROS Center, per satellite/sensor, per year. The last map links to a file that contains all satellite/sensors and years.

Note: These maps only show what data is held at the USGS EROS Center at the time of file creation. There may be some data not yet added to the USGS archive, as they were downlinked to various International Ground Stations over the years. (The Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC) effort started in 2010, with a goal to consolidate the Landsat archives of all ground stations worldwide into the USGS EROS Center archive.)

These maps are updated biannually in July and December to reflect the Landsat archive holdings at the USGS EROS Center.

As of June 30, 2017

Multispectral Scanner (MSS)



Thematic Mapper (TM)


Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+)

Operational Land Imager (OLI) / Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS)

All Sensors, All Years


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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