Landsat Missions

Landsat Missions Headlines

Immediately see the latest news specific to the Landsat Missions, such as satellite missions status, data processing updates and announcements, new data products and existing data updates. 

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March 14, 2019 - Upcoming Webinar - Mapping Burned Areas from the Landsat Archive

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT, the Southern Fire Exchange (SFE) will be hosting a Landsat-focused webinar: “Mapping burned areas from the Landsat archive: A new way of monitoring fire occurrence across the United States, and a southern example for fire management applications.” (Read More)

March 1, 2019 – Remote Sensing Special Issue Highlights Landsat Analysis Ready Data

Remote Sensing, an open access journal, recently published a special issue titled Science of Landsat Analysis Ready Data (ARD). (Read More)

February 28, 2019 - Landsat the Cornerstone of Global Land Imaging

An article recently published in GIM International magazine looks at how the use of Landsat data has evolved over time to become a cornerstone of global land imaging with broad societal benefits. (Read More)

February 26, 2019 - Pecora 21 Conference Abstract Extension

Abstracts for the Pecora 21 conference will now be accepted until March 11, 2019. Visit the Pecora 21 website for more information about the conference themes and special sessions and to submit your abstract.

February 25, 2019 - First in a Series of Landsat 9 Ground Readiness Tests Successful

In mid-February, the Landsat 9 Ground System development team executed the first in a series of Ground Readiness Tests (Read More)

February 22, 2019 - New Edition of Landsat Benefits Book Available for Download

A 2018 edition of a book that outlines the benefits of the joint NASA/USGS Landsat program is now available for download. (Read More)

February 20, 2019 - William T. Pecora Award Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 William T. Pecora Award through May 1, 2019. (Read More)

February 13, 2019 - New Landsat Level-3 Products Released

The USGS has developed research-quality, applications-ready, Landsat Level-3 Science Products that are now available for download from EarthExplorer.  (Read More)

February 4, 2019 - Pecora 21 Conference Abstract Deadline Extended

Abstracts for the Pecora 21 Conference will now be accepted until February 25, 2019.  Please visit the Pecora 21 website for more information about the conference and to submit your abstract.

February 1, 2019 - Landsat Session at Pecora 21

A Landsat Session at the Pecora 21 Conference will cover how improvements to the quality and usability of the USGS Landsat archive have greatly reduced the preparatory work necessary for application scientists, land managers, and policymakers to do time series investigative analysis tied to monitoring and assessing landscape change (Read More).

January 28, 2019 - Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 Data Processing Status

During the government shutdown Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 continually acquired data that were downlinked and archived at USGS EROS. The data were processed to the initial Real-Time (RT) collection tier, however calibration updates (Landsat 7 bumper mode and definitive ephemeris; Landsat 8 thermal line of sight model) to process the scenes into Tier 1 or Tier 2 were not able to be performed. Reprocessing of Landsat 8 data to Tier 1 or Tier 2 will begin Tuesday January 29; Landsat 7 reprocessing is planned to begin later this week.