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September 21, 2016 - 50 years of Landsat Vision

Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall’s 1966 announcement of "Project EROS (Earth Resources Observation Satellites)”. Udall’s vision paved the way for what we today know as Landsat, and gave the world the confidence to create satellite (Read More)

July 18, 2016 – Webpage, factsheets highlight 50 years of “Project EROS”

In 1966, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall announced his vision to create “a program aimed at gathering facts about the natural resources of the earth from earth-orbiting satellites.” The announcement created “Project EROS”. (Read More)

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 2, 2007 - USGS Flight Operations Team Services Statement of Work (Draft Version) and Instructions to Offerors

The U.S. Geological Survey USGS invites industry comments on the Draft RFP for Landsat Data Continuity Mission Flight Operation Team Services in regard to Launch Readiness, Launch & Early Orbit, and Mission Operation Support, and Sections L (Read More)


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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