Landsat Missions


Since 1972, the joint NASA/USGS Landsat series of Earth Observation satellites have continuously acquired space-based images of the Earth’s land surface, providing uninterrupted data that serves as valuable resources for land use and land change research. The data are useful to a number of applications including forestry, agriculture, geology, regional planning, and education. 

Landsat Headlines

See the latest news about Landsat missions and data products. 

Landsat Project Documents

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

Landsat Project Statistics

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

Landsat Updates

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

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 FAQs