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Date published: September 17, 2021

Historic Prototype Viewers to be Decommissioned

On October 15, 2021, the USGS is retiring the LandsatLook 1.0 (now LandLook) and Sentinel2Look prototype viewers. 

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 7, 2021

Landsat 9: Dress Rehearsal of Launch Day Completed

Putting the launch team, rocket and California pad to the test, United Launch Alliance (ULA) spent Friday rehearsing the countdown to launch an Atlas V and the Landsat 9 spacecraft to continue building the longest satellite record of its kind to map natural and human-induced changes to...

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: August 20, 2021

Landsat 9 Stowed and Sealed for Delivery to Orbit

As reported in a recent NASA News Release, the Landsat 9 observatory has been encapsulated in the fairing of the Atlas V 401 rocket that will deliver it into orbit this September.

Date published: August 19, 2021

Landsat 9 Passes Last Key Decision Point Before Launch

As reported in a recent NASA News Release, the Landsat 9 project passed its final major lifecycle approval gateway on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.