Landsat Missions

Landsat Collections

Landsat Collection 1

Landsat Collection 1

Contains Level-1 products for Landsat 1-8 data.

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Landsat Collection 2

Landsat Collection 2

Available in early 2020 and will contain Landsat Level-1 and Level-2 products for Landsat 1-8.

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In 2016, the USGS reorganized the Landsat archive into a tiered collection management structure in recognition of the need for consistent Landsat 1 – 8 sensor data and in anticipation of future periodic reprocessing of the archive to reflect new sensor calibration and geolocation knowledge.  

The implementation of a Landsat collection-based inventory structure represented a significant change in the management of the USGS Landsat Archive by ensuring consistent quality through time and across instruments, while maintaining the heritage ~185 km × ~180 km Worldwide Reference System (WRS-2) of path and row scene coordinates in the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection referenced to the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84) datum.

Landsat Level-2 and Level-3 Science Products inherit characteristics of the Landsat Collection-based Level-1 data products.