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Landsat Looks To The Moon For Calibration
2014-07-14 03:12:07

[ Watch The Video: Landsat Looks To The Moon] Kate Ramsayer, NASA Every full moon, Landsat 8 turns its back on Earth. As the satellite’s orbit takes it to the nighttime side of the planet, Landsat 8 pivots to point at the moon. It scans the distant lunar surface multiple times, then flips back around to continue its task of collecting land-cover information of the sunny side of Earth below. These monthly lunar scans are key to ensuring the land-imaging instrument aboard...

2013-09-18 13:25:19

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will kick off a quest for an innovative and affordable space-based system to extend the Landsat satellite data record for decades to come with a public forum and call for ideas Wednesday, Sept. 18. The Sustainable Land Imaging Architecture Study Industry and Partner Day will take place from 1-4:30 p.m. EDT in the NASA Headquarters Webb Auditorium at 300 E St. SW in Washington. Following this public forum, NASA will release a request for...

New Landsat Satellite Data Just A Few Clicks Away
2013-09-05 14:16:25

ESA Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access. In addition, the newest data over Europe from the latest satellite in the series, Landsat-8, are now accessible in near-real time through a new portal hosted by ESA. About 150 000 new products from the Landsat-5 satellite are available for direct download, free of charge. The products from the satellite’s Thematic Mapper instrument were acquired...

Restoration To At-Risk Areas Directed By NASA's Landsat Satellite Data
2013-08-21 10:21:57

NASA While the 138,000-acre Silver Fire still smoldered, forest restoration specialists were on the job. They analyzed maps created using Landsat satellite data to determine where the burn destroyed vegetation and exposed soil – and where to focus emergency restoration efforts. "The map looked like a big red blob," said Penny Luehring, the U.S. Forest Service's Burned Area Emergency Response and watershed improvement program leader, based in Albuquerque, N.M. Red means...

2 Guinness World Records Set With Help From Goddard Space Flight Center
2013-06-21 10:24:25

NASA Setting two world records in two consecutive months, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., helped share some of NASA's amazing accomplishments. The awards highlight the tremendous amount of work by many of the center’s engineers, scientists and communicators. At the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (now called Landsat 8) launch, the first of these two world records was announced. During the NASA social on Feb. 10, 2013, the Landsat team announced Landsat 5 had set...

New Landsat 8 Images Available Free Online
2013-06-12 13:00:28

Watch the video "Landsat Looking At El Paso, Texas" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than 40 years after the launch of its first satellite, the Landsat program continues to deliver comprehensive and publicly available satellite imagery. Earlier this month, images from the program´s latest satellite Landsat 8 were made available via the Internet. “These are scientific data, as much as they´re beautiful images,” said Doug Morton, a physical...

NASA's Landsat 8 Project Officially Handed Over To USGS Control
2013-05-31 08:48:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA´s Landsat 8 mission will continue under the control of the US Geological Survey (USGS), after a ceremony in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Thursday officially saw the reins being handed over from one agency to the other. "Landsat is a centerpiece of NASA's Earth Science program," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden in a statement from Washington. "Landsat 8 carries on a long tradition of Landsat satellites that for more...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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