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Date published: September 21, 2021

NASA TV to Air Landsat 9 Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Landsat 9 satellite, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will continue the legacy of monitoring Earth’s land and coastal regions that began with the first Landsat satellite in 1972.

Date published: September 17, 2021

Landsat 9: Payloads stacked atop Atlas V for launch

The Landsat 9 spacecraft that will continue an unbroken, decades-long record of observing the changes of planet Earth and a CubeSat rideshare package are mounted atop the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. This complex launch features four burns by the Centaur upper stage to release the payloads into two different orbits.

Date published: September 16, 2021

Landsat Enables Mapping of Fire Histories Across Florida

Wildfires tend to dominate headlines. Prescribed burns, also known as controlled burns, get less attention, but they’re certainly not uncommon—especially in the Southeast.

Date published: September 16, 2021

Landsat Collection 2 U.S. Analysis Ready Data Now Available

Landsat Collection 2 (C2) U.S. Analysis Ready Data (ARD) are now available to download from the USGS.

Date published: September 3, 2021

Landsat Collection 2 Level-2 Atmospheric Auxiliary Data Now Available

Atmospheric auxiliary data used in the processing of Landsat Collection 2 Level-2 products are available for download to enable users to generate their own Level-2 surface reflectance and surface temperature products from Collection 2 Level-1 calibrated data using custom algorithms.

Date published: September 2, 2021

Landsat Advisory Group Offers Guidance on Potential Revisions to 1992 Land Remote Sensing Policy Act

Satellite technology and the remote sensing community as a whole have evolved significantly since the passage of the 1992 Land Remote Sensing Policy Act.

Date published: August 25, 2021

Experience the Landsat 9 Launch!

The Landsat 9 satellite is on schedule to launch no sooner than September 27 from Vandenberg Space Force Base near Lompoc, California. The city of Lompoc has declared the week of September 23 as "Landsat Week’. 

Date published: August 23, 2021

Join Us Virtually Next Week at the USGS National Imagery Summit

Please join the USGS National Land Imaging Program and its partners in the second National Imagery Summit on August 31 through September 2021. This free, virtual event over three half-days (afternoons U.S. Eastern time) will focus on the use of Landsat data across the United States by state, local, tribal, commercial, and non-profit organizations.

Date published: July 29, 2021

Landsat Science Team Meets to Discuss Landsat 9

On July 22, 2021, the Landsat Science Team met virtually to hear from NASA and the USGS on the readiness of supporting systems for the upcoming launch of Landsat 9, which is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Date published: July 28, 2021

Pecora 22 Call for Special Session Proposals

The 22nd William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium (Pecora 22) will be held October 23 – 28, 2022 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Date published: July 22, 2021

Landsat 9 Arrives at Vandenberg Space Force Base in Preparation for Launch

As reported in a recent NASA News Release, the Landsat 9 satellite arrived at Vandenberg Space Force Base on the central coast of California on July 7, 2021. 

Date published: July 8, 2021

Get Crafty with Landsat!

NASA Invites You to Create Landsat-Inspired Arts and Crafts