Landsat Headlines

Landsat Headlines - 2009

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December 18, 2009 - Landsat 5 Anomaly

On Friday, December 18, 2009, the transmitter on Landsat 5 experienced technical difficulties.

December 3, 2009 - TerraLook

TerraLook was developed to serve the traditional science communities that have used satellite data for analyzing and monitoring change.

September 28 - October 5, 2009 – Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (LGSOWG#38) Meeting

This year's Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (LGSOWG#38) meeting was held in Berlin, Germany, September 28–October 5, 2009.

October 1, 2009 - USGS Scientists Survey Users of Moderate-Resolution Satellite Imagery

Understanding the benefits and value of the imagery provided by moderate-resolution satellites, such as Landsat, is essential as future land-imaging initiatives move forward.

September 29, 2009 - New Bulk Download Tool for Free Landsat Data.

For the first 1.1 million free Landsat scenes, users had to download one scene at a time.

August 20, 2009 - Free Landsat Scenes Go Public by the Million

On August 17, someone who wanted to see how the Earth looks from 440 miles away in space downloaded the one-millionth Landsat satellite image scene from a U.S. Geological Survey web site at its Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

August 17, 2009 - Landsat 5 Update

Evaluation of the Landsat 5 data following the recent spacecraft anomaly is complete.

August 14, 2009 - Landsat 5 Update

Landsat 5 operations continued successfully last night.

August 13, 2009 - Landsat 5 Anomaly

Landsat 5 experienced an anomaly in the early morning hours of August 13, 2009.

June 22-24, 2009 - The Landsat Science Team meeting

The Landsat Science Team Meeting was held at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Center for Imaging Science in Rochester, New York. LDCM development was discussed, and status reports of Landsat 5 and 7 operations were presented.

April 2, 2009 - Free data downloads hit 500,000

On April 2, 2009, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat Project delivered its 500,000th free image for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009!

March 1, 2009 - Happy 25th Birthday, Landsat 5!

On March 1, 1984, Landsat 5 launched onboard a Delta 3920 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

February 9-13, 2009 - Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG#18) Meeting

This year's Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG#18) meeting was held in Maspalomas, Spain, February 9–13, 2009.

January 9, 2009 - USGS announcement: Opening the Landsat Archive

Electronic access to the entire USGS Landsat 7 archive, enabling users to download standard-format scenes at no charge, has been an amazing success, with over 225,000 scenes downloaded since October 1st.

January 6-8, 2009 - The Landsat Science Team meeting

The Landsat Science Team meeting was held in Fort Collins, CO. In addition to status reports on LDCM development and Landsat 5 and 7 operations, the meeting focused on technical issues associated with future Landsat data products and requirements for future missions.