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August 18, 2017 – Upcoming Solar Eclipse & Landsat Acquisitions

As Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 orbit the earth and acquire data, the Landsat Flight Operations Team (FOT) engineers had to determine if and how the upcoming August 21 solar eclipse would affect Landsat acquisitions over the United States. (Read More)

July 21, 2017 - Celebrating Forty-Five Years of Landsat

On July, 23 2017, the Landsat Program will celebrate forty-five years of continuous Earth observation. NASA — working in cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its science agency, the USGS — launched the first Landsat satellite (originally named Earth Resources Technology Satellite 1) on July 23, 1972. (Read More)

July 20, 2017 – Landsat Science Team Presentations Available

Presentations from the Landsat Science Team meeting recently held at the USGS EROS Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota are now available.

July 13, 2017 - Future Landsat Missions RFI Deadline Extended

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is requesting information from the land imaging community for user requirements for future Landsat systems and are accepting submissions until August 4, 2017. (Read More)

July 6, 2017 – Over Seven Million Landsat Scenes Now Available in the USGS Archive

The Landsat archive, the world’s longest continuously acquired collection of space-based, moderate-resolution land remote sensing data, has now surpassed 7 million scenes since Landsat 1 first began collecting data in July 1972. (Read More)

June 30, 2017 – Celebrating Forty-Five Years of Landsat Acquisitions

On July, 23 2017, the Landsat Program will celebrate forty-five years of continuous Earth observation. During the month of July, we will be highlighting Landsat related facts, trivia and images using #Landsat45 on social media outlets. Follow us to join in the celebration.  (Read More)

June 29, 2017 – Useful updates made to ESPA

EROS Science Processing Architecture (ESPA) users now have the ability to cancel orders. (Read More)

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)

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