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Date published: August 13, 2019

Imagery Evaluation Workshops to Focus on Interoperability, Opportunity

With the global inventory of Earth observation satellites growing by the week, questions of data quality and integration take on great significance.

Date published: July 22, 2019

New ECCOE publication indicates improved ground control!

A recent publication by the ECCOE Geometry team shows improved accuracy in ground control by deploying a triangulation method on a continent by continent basis.

Date published: June 26, 2019

2019 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation—Land remote sensing satellite compendium

The 2019 Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation— Land Remote Sensing Satellite Compendium, released June 17, 2019, is the sum of three years of data collection on the global status of Earth imaging satellite platforms.

Date published: October 5, 2018

EROS Leads Dialogue on Future of Earth Observation

Forty-six years ago, there was a single Earth observation satellite circling the globe – Landsat 1.

By 1988, four countries operated such satellites. In 2018, there were 45 Earth observing satellites launched by September. Another 36 launches are planned this year.

The number of countries operating satellites? That’s swollen to 54.

Date published: August 16, 2018

Landsat Adds Value, Reliability to Cubesat Imagery

Over the past five years, private companies have launched hundreds of shoebox-sized Earth observation “cubesat” satellites into space with promises of high-resolution daily imagery.

The rapid emergence of smallsats begs the question: What role does a legacy satellite like Landsat play in the development and use of these relatively inexpensive orbiters?

Date published: November 20, 2017

EROS Calibration/Validation Center of Excellence Shares its Wisdom

In the world of optical Land Remote Sensing, USGS EROS’ work in the calibration of Landsat data stands up at the top as the best in the world.