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Landsat Missions

About Landsat

The long temporal record of data from Landsat satellites has remained remarkably unbroken, proving a unique resource to assist a broad range of specialists in managing the world’s food, water, forests, and other natural resources for a growing world population.  It is a record unmatched in quality, detail, coverage, and value.

Landsat Ground Network Stations (LGN, LGS)

The primary downlinking facilities for USGS Landsat satellite missions.

Landsat International Ground Station (IGS) Network

Worldwide cooperators receiving Landsat data via direct reception and downlink. 

Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC)

The effort that started in 2010 to consolidate Landsat data acquired at ground stations around the world in the USGS archive. 

Landsat Updates

The latest news about Landsat activities and related topics of interest.


Landsat Project Statistics

Updated quarterly to show the growth of the USGS Landsat data archive and data distribution.

Landsat Project Documentation

Policy, data, and Landsat processing systems-specific documents. 


Landsat FAQs