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Landsat Headlines - 2010

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December 5, 2010 - Thousands of Landsat Scenes in Google's Earth Engine

On December 2, 2010, Google.org launched their new Earth Engine at the climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Nov 1-2, 2010 - The Landsat Data Products Workshop II

The Landsat Data Products Workshop II was held at Boston University.

October 26, 2010 - Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (LGSOWG#39)

The Landsat Ground Station Operators Working Group (LGSOWG#39) meeting was held September 27–October 1, 2010, in Rome, Italy.

October 15, 2010 - Landsat Processing Down Time

Landsat is installing a suite of new hardware for processing Landsat data on Wednesday, October 20 through Friday, October 22.

September 15, 2010 - MSS Data Products now created with LPGS processing system

Beginning September 15, 2010, all MSS data are processed using the LPGS processing system.

August 25, 2010 - MSS Transition to LPGS Processing

The Landsat project will begin processing MSS data on the Landsat Product Generation System (LPGS) on September 15, 2010.

August 9, 2010 - A Landsat Milestone: Three Million Scenes

USGS EROS has distributed over three million scenes for free via the internet since October 1, 2008.

June 15-17, 2010 - Landsat Science Team Meeting

The Landsat Science Team Meeting was held June 15-17, 2010, in Boise, Idaho.

May 7, 2010 - New Landsat 5 Scheduler

A new Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) acquisition scheduler was released on May 6, 2010.

April 6, 2010 - Modification to Landsat 5’s Acquisition Plan

During Landsat 5’s first 25 years, the Thematic Mapper (TM) sensor acquired data over assigned ground stations regardless of cloud cover or season.

April 1, 2010 - Former Secretary Udall's Contribution to Earth Imaging

Stewart Udall, Grandfather of the Landsat Mission.

March 22 - 26, 2010 - Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG#19) Meeting

This year's Landsat Technical Working Group (LTWG#19) meeting was held in Phuket, Thailand, March 22–26, 2010.

March 1, 2010 - Call for Nominations

The William T. Pecora Award is presented annually to individuals or groups that have made outstanding contributions toward understanding the Earth by means of remote sensing.

February 26, 2010 - Upcoming Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) Civil Commercial Imagery Evaluation Workshop

The Joint Agency Commercial Imagery Evaluation (JACIE) Civil Commercial Imagery Evaluation Workshop will be held March 16-18, 2010 at the Marriott Fairfax at Fair Oaks, Fairfax, Virginia.

February 23, 2010 - Landsat 5 Testing

The Landsat 5 Mission Operations Center will be conducting tests to document the performance of the transmitter.

February 16, 2010 - New release date for 30-meter thermal

The new Landsat 30-m pixel size for thermal data, mentioned in the February 9, 2010 announcement, will be delayed until February 25, 2010.

February 9, 2010 - Thermal Data to be Resampled to 30 meters

Commercial software has difficulty aligning the 30 meter multispectral data of Landsats 4-7 with the dissimilar thermal pixel sizes.

January 28, 2010 - Calibration update to ETM+ thermal band

Effective January 1, 2010, the calibration of the ETM+ thermal band was modified to correct for a lifetime gain error detected by the vicarious calibration teams.

January 19-21, 2010 - Landsat Science Team Meeting - 7

The Landsat Science Team Meeting was held January 19-21, 2010, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

January 15, 2010 - Landsat 5 returns to operations

Landsat 5 has continued to downlink data successfully. Data is available for order and download beginning with acquisitions on January 10, 2010.

January 7, 2010 - Landsat 5 Transmits Data

Today, on January 7, 2010, the U.S. Geological Survey ground station at Sioux Falls, South Dakota successfully conducted a test to collect data from Landsat 5.