October 13, 2016 – Landsat Global Archive Consolidation
A new USGS Featured Story and a recently-published Remote Sensing of Environment article highlight the Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC) effort, which started in 2010 to consolidate historical Landsat data acquired by International Ground Stations around the globe into the USGS archives. While Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 satellites collect about 1,200 new scenes each day, over 3.9 million Landsat MSS, TM, and ETM+ scenes have been added to the USGS archive since the LGAC effort began.
October 11, 2016 – Earth Observation Day
Landsat satellites have been imaging our planet since 1972, producing data that are valuable for land surface change detection, agricultural yield forecasting, disaster monitoring, and many other applications. As part of Earth Science Week, Earth Observation Day strives to increase the understanding and appreciation of the important contributions earth science makes daily in the lives of people throughout the world.
October 6, 2016 - Landsat 8 Science Impacts Highlighted in Special Issue
A special issue
of the journal Remote Sensing of Environment details the improved capabilities and mission role of Landsat 8, the latest satellite in the world’s longest, continuous program of Earth observation. (Read More