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Landsat Celebrates 40 Years And Counting
2012-07-24 06:55:08

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program, the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program. The first Landsat satellite was launched July 23, 1972 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Landsat has helped provide global coverage that shows large-scale human activities like building cities and farming. The program has been sustained by the U.S. to help provide direct...

2012-07-23 06:21:01

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An unprecedented enterprise began 40 years ago today when the Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) - later renamed Landsat - was launched. Five more Landsat spacecraft would reach orbit during the next 27 years. All were launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. into near-polar orbits allowing them to image the entire Earth, one slice at a time, as it rotated below. "We congratulate NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on...

2012-07-23 06:21:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. congratulates NASA and the United States Geological Survey on the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program and its unparalleled global land surface observation record. The first Earth-observing Landsat satellite launched on July 23, 1972. Since then, Landsat satellites have continuously collected Earth images to create an historical archive unmatched in quality, detail, coverage and length. Ball Aerospace...

2012-07-23 06:20:58

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA soon will open a new chapter of discovery using enhanced Landsat Earth-observing data in a state-of-the-art, high-performance computing and data access facility called NASA Earth Exchange (NEX). This new facility is a virtual laboratory that will allow scientists to tackle global Earth science challenges with global high-resolution satellite observations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) After...

2012-07-23 06:20:13

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Interior Department Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program, the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program. The first Landsat satellite was launched July 23, 1972, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 40-year Landsat record provides global coverage that shows large-scale human activities such as building cities and...

2012-07-17 13:24:13

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program -- Landsat. The briefing will be held at the Newseum at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, and feature extensive imagery of our changing planet and local U.S. landscapes. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its science agency, USGS, NASA launched the first...

2012-07-17 06:22:03

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, Monday, July 23, to highlight the accomplishments of the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program -- Landsat. The briefing will be held at the Newseum at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, and feature extensive imagery of our changing planet and local U.S. landscapes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In...

Landsat Sets Standard For Maps Of World's Forests
2012-06-20 03:56:28

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's Earth-observing fleet of satellites provides a worldwide and unbiased view with standardized scientific data -- information crucial for tracking the health of the world's forests. Countries like Brazil are using data from NASA satellites to track and measure their forests in advance of a United Nations effort to reduce climate change by providing "carbon credits" for protected land. The concept is known as REDD+, which stands for Reducing Emissions from...

2012-06-07 10:20:46

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free lecture about how water use is being mapped from space to be presented at the Library of Congress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Research scientist Martha Anderson will discuss "Mapping Water Use from Space" at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, in the Mary Pickford Theater on the third floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington. The event is...

Landsat Contest Offers View Of Local Landscape Change From Space
2012-05-25 03:16:22

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the United States' Landsat Earth-observing program, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are holding a contest that will offer winners customized satellite views of changing local landscapes. All U.S. citizens are eligible to enter the "My American Landscape: A Space Chronicle of Change" contest. Winners will be announced on July 23 at a Landsat Program anniversary news conference in Washington, which will be carried live on NASA Television. The...