Latest Landsat program Stories

2012-07-24 07:47:42

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. After extensive development and testing, NASA is making the NEX facility available to the research community for further research...

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...

2012-07-17 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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'