Landsat Headlines

Landsat Headlines - 2011

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November 23, 2011 - Dr. John Schott and his 30 years with Landsat

Since 1981, Dr. John Schott has been involved in calibration of the Landsat instruments from his home institution, Rochester Institute of Technology.

November 18, 2011 - Landsat 5 Mission in Jeopardy

Over the past 10 days, problems with the amplifier have led to drastically reduced image download capabilities, a sign of impending failure.

November 18, 2011 - 27 Years of Earth Images for the World

It may not be widely known that Landsat 5 is the longest operating Earth-orbiting satellite.

November 17, 2011 - Possible interruptions in Landsat 5 acquisitions

Landsat 5 has been on orbit for more than 27 years.

November 9, 2011 - LDCM Launch Schedule Change

Due to changes in the launch manifest, the LDCM Launch Readiness Date has been changed from no earlier than December 1, 2012 to no earlier than January 15, 2013.

October 13, 2011 - 40th Anniversary of Landsat Missions approaching

As we look forward to the 40th Anniversary, we take an opportunity to look back at our history. This video tells a bit about the Landsat 5 story.

August 25, 2011 - Critical Milestone Reached for LDCM

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) has been approved by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for integration onto the LDCM spacecraft.

August 16-18, 2011 - Landsat Science Team Meeting

The Landsat Science Team Meeting was held at USGS EROS Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

June 28, 2011 - Landsat 7 was overhead

Landsat 7 was overhead on Saturday, June 25, 2011 as the Souris River in Minot, North Dakota exceeded the 1881 flooding record by over 4 feet.

June 7, 2011 - USGS hosted the 20th Landsat Technical Working Group meeting

Participants from 17 countries, including members of the USGS and NASA Landsat and Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Projects, represented 23 U.S. and international ground stations and discussed a wide range of technical topics.

June 6, 2011 - Landsat 5 captures image of Massachusetts tornado

A tornado cut a massive 39-mile swath of destruction across southwest and south-central Massachusetts on June 1, 2011.

May 23, 2011 - Landsat Images on Display at the Library of Congress

The most recent USGS Earth as Art exhibit, the third in the series of award-winning Landsat satellite images, will be on display at the Library of Congress beginning May 31.

May 4, 2011 - Esri Releases ChangeMatters Viewer

On Tuesday, May 2nd 2011, Esri released the ChangeMatters viewer at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

April 19, 2011 - Call for Pecora Award 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.

April 8, 2011 - The First Landsat Scientist

On March 17, 2011, the Landsat program lost one of its first champions, Stanley C. Freden.

March 24, 2011 - MSS orders held until April 1st

Starting on Friday, March 25th, MSS orders will be held so that radiometric enhancements can be implemented.

March 22, 2011 - Landsat Science Team Members Interview with EarthSky

Landsat Science Team members have participated in a series of interviews with EarthSky.

March 16, 2011 - Landsat 5 Update

As of March 16, 2011, Landsat 5 is acquiring data normally.

March 15, 2011 - Space News Reports on LDCM

NASA Racing To Launch Next Landsat Mission Before 2013.

March 15, 2011 - Short-term Suspension of Landsat 5 Acquisitions

On March 14, 2011, Landsat 5 experienced a minor anomaly.

March 13, 2011 - Pending MSS and L4 TM Calibration Release

In the upcoming weeks, the Landsat Project will incorporate new radiometric enhancements for all Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) and Landsat 4 Thematic Mapper (TM) thermal data.

March 9, 2011 - LandsatLook Images

LandsatLook images are full-resolution files included as options when downloading Landsat scenes from EarthExplorer or Glovis.

January 28, 2011 - TerraLook Software Released

TerraLook software Version 2.0 beta has been released, complete with a new user interface and improved usability.