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Date published: September 9, 2003

Landsat 7 Continues To Provide Earth Science Data

Landsat 7, one of the Nation’s two earth remote sensing satellites, continues to provide useful images and data of the earth’s surface despite a problem encountered with one part of the satellite. Attempts to fix the problem from earth have not been successful.

Date published: February 26, 2003

USGS Satellite Images of Earth Debut as Art Prints

 

Astonishing patterns, vivid abstractions, and fantastic shapes characterize "Earth as Art," a joint USGS and NASA collection of satellite imagery that displays 41 images of Earth taken by the Landsat 7 satellite from over 400 miles high.

Date published: February 26, 2003

USGS Satellite Images of Earth Debut as Art Prints

Astonishing patterns, vivid abstractions, and fantastic shapes characterize "Earth as Art," a joint USGS and NASA collection of satellite imagery that displays 41 images of Earth taken by the Landsat 7 satellite from over 400 miles high. These graceful portraits of Earth show the most intriguing and illuminating aspects of nature. 

Date published: November 20, 2002

DOI and NASA Honor Achievements in Remote Sensing

Department of the Interior (DOI) and NASA officials presented the 2001 and 2002 William T. Pecora award, a prestigious federal award given to individuals and groups for contributions in remote sensing at a ceremony in Denver, Colorado. The 2001 award winners were Dr. Ronald J. P. Lyon and the Landsat 7 Team. 

Date published: July 22, 2002

Celebrating 30 Years of Imaging The Earth

On July 23, 1972, NASA launched the first Landsat satellite beginning what is now the longest record of the Earth’s continental surfaces as seen from space. It is a record unmatched in quality, detail, coverage and value. 

Date published: July 22, 2002

Celebrating 30 Years of Imaging The Earth

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey are celebrating Landsat’s 30th anniversary of imaging the Earth.

Date published: January 22, 2002

USGS to Distribute EO-1 Data

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is teaming up with NASA to extend the useful life of the Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) technology demonstration satellite. NASA officially completed the EO-1 mission in November 2001, but the two agencies, already management partners for the Landsat satellite program, have agreed to work together to extend EO-1 operations through February 2002 and then continue monthly

Date published: July 6, 2001

Landsat 5 To Continue OperatingSatellite Complements Landsat 7's Earth Science Research

Landsat 5, an important but aging satellite that had been scheduled for decommissioning on June 30, 2001, will continue collecting earth science information, for at least several more months.

Date published: July 6, 2001

Landsat 5 To Continue Operating

Landsat 5, an important but aging satellite that had been scheduled for decommissioning on June 30, 2001, will continue collecting earth science information, for at least several more months.

Date published: May 8, 2001

Landsat 4/5 Operations to End

The U.S. Geological Survey has begun decommissioning Landsats 4 and 5 - two Earth observation satellites -- and a highly successful chapter of an ongoing science story is about to close.

Date published: May 8, 2001

Landsat 4/5 Operations to End

The U.S. Geological Survey has begun decommissioning Landsats 4 and 5 - two Earth observation satellites -- and a highly successful chapter of an ongoing science story is about to close.

Date published: January 12, 2001

USGS Assumes Responsibility for Landsat 7 Mission Operations

From real-time command of the spacecraft to the downloading of spectacular images of the Earth, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has assumed complete mission operations responsibility for Landsat 7 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).