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June 27, 2017 – Landsat Multi-Mission Operations Contractor Selected

USGS and NASA are celebrating a significant milestone after selecting General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) to combine the flight operations of Landsat 8 and Landsat 9. (Read More)

June 20, 2017 – Pecora 20 Conference Deadlines Approaching

Abstracts and workshop proposals for the Pecora 20 Conference are due July 1, 2017. The conference will be held November 14-16, 2017 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Read More)
 

June 15, 2017 -Request for Information for Future Landsat Missions

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is requesting information from the land imaging community for user requirements for future Landsat systems. (Read More)

Watch Landsat LIVE!

A recent release of the EarthNow! Landsat Image Viewer displays imagery in near real-time as Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 orbit the Earth. Along with the near real-time video stream, EarthNow! also replays acquisition recordings from a list of previous Landsat overpasses. (Read More)

May 31, 2017 - Landsat 8 scenes top 1 million

As of today, there are now over 1 million Landsat 8 scenes available to download from the Landsat archive!  Launched in 2013, Landsat 8 provides the highest-quality data since the Landsat archive was established in July 1972 with the launch of Landsat 1. (Read More)

May 26, 2017 - Notice of CFMask Discontinuation from Landsat Higher-Level Data Products

Starting June 2, 2017, users will no longer be able to order CFMask processing for Landsat Collection 1 Higher-Level data products via the ESPA on-demand interface. Equivalent information is now available in the “pixel_qa band”, which is included with all Higher-Level products. (Read More)

May 24, 2017 - Request for Proposals: Landsat Science Team

The USGS, in cooperation with NASA, is requesting proposals for membership on the 2018-2023 Landsat Science Team. (Read More)

May 24, 2017 - Pecora 20 Conference Reminder

The Pecora 20 Conference will be held November 14-16, 2017 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The conference theme is “Observing a Changing Earth: Science for Decisions…Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection”. In association with the Pecora conference, the William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing. (Read More)

May 16, 2017 - REMINDER: Upcoming Required Infrastructure Maintenance

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)

May 11, 2017 - USGS Distribution of Resourcesat-2 Products via ISRO

Resourcesat products acquired by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are now available for download from USGS (Read More)

May 10, 2017 - Landsat 4-8 Collection 1 Processing Complete

The new Landsat Collection 1 inventory structure has completed processing over 5.6 million Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper (TM), Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), and Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager/ Thermal Infrared Sensor (OLI/TIRS) scenes from around the world, which are now available for download from EarthExplorer(Read More)

May 8, 2017 - Upcoming Infrastructure Maintenance

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)

April 21, 2017 - Reminder: Upcoming Changes to Landsat Pre-Collection Inventory

As previously announced, effective April 30, 2017, newly-acquired Landsat 7 ETM+ and Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS scenes will be processed into the Landsat Collection 1 inventory structure only; Landsat Pre-Collection inventory will no longer be populated with newly-acquired data. (Read More)

April 19, 2017 - Landsat Collection 1 Surface Reflectance Ordering through EarthExplorer

Surface Reflectance processing for Landsat 4-8 Collection 1 data can now be ordered through EarthExplorer.     (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)

April 3, 2017 – Upcoming Changes to Landsat Pre-Collection Processing

Effective April 30, 2017, newly-acquired Landsat 7 ETM+ and Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS scenes will be processed into the Landsat Collection 1 inventory structure only; Landsat Pre-Collection datasets will no longer be populated with new data. Users are strongly encouraged to use the Landsat Collection 1 datasets, as eventually all Pre-Collection datasets will be removed from EarthExplorer

March 31, 2017 - Immediate ESPA changes affect Landsat Pre-Collection data

Effective April 7, 2017 at 10:00 am CDT, the ability to request Surface Reflectance and other Higher-Level data processing for all Landsat 4-5 TM, Landsat 7 ETM+, and Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS Pre-Collection scenes will no longer be supported by the EROS Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) Interface.  ESPA Pre-Collection orders placed through April 7 will be processed and completed.  (Read More)

March 23, 2017 - Landsat 7 ETM+ Surface Reflectance Interruption

On March 12, 2017, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) onboard the NASA Aura satellite entered survival mode.  Successful recovery efforts allowed data to resume on March 18, 2017.  Since OMI ozone auxiliary data are required for the processing of Landsat 4-5 TM and Landsat 7 ETM+ Surface Reflectance from ESPA, no L7 ETM+ scenes acquired from March 12  to March 17, 2017 can be successfully processed to Surface Reflectance.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

March 20, 2017 – Landsat Collection 1 Higher-Level Data Products Status

Starting March 30, 2017, users will be able to request processing of Landsat Higher-Level (Surface Reflectance) data for Landsat 4-8 Collection 1 scenes from EarthExplorer. (Read More)

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