Landsat 8 is operational and producing more than 400 images per day, adding to the deep archive collected since 1972.
NASA transferred operational control of the Landsat 8 satellite (formerly LDCM) to the U.S. Geological Survey in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, S.D.
A new feature of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission will help ensure scientists get a cloud-free view of Earth from space.
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission offers a look at Earth from space with a crisper view than our eyes alone would be capable of.
Google has compiled more than a quarter-century of images of Earth taken from space into an interactive time-lapse experience.
As LDCM flew over Indonesia's Flores Sea April 29, it captured an image of Paluweh volcano spewing ash into the air.
The varied colors and topography of national forests in the Pacific Northwest's Cascade Mountains provide a great test for LDCM's eyesight.
An image from NASA's LDCM satellite may look like a simple black-and-white image of a dramatic landscape, but it tells a story of temperature.
From the very beginning it was a looming ticking countdown clock to get the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instrument ready for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission launch.
Once a satellite is in orbit, it's not ready to take measurements until a series of check-out procedures have been performed.
Building and launching the Landsat Data Continuity Mission required teams of people across the United States.
Turning on new satellite instruments is like opening new eyes. On March 21, LDCM released its first images of Earth.
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) roared into space at 1:02 p.m. EST (10:02 a.m. PST) Monday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Landsat 5 sets the new Guinness World Records title for Longest-Operating Earth Observation Satellite.
When the newest Landsat spacecraft trains its state-of-the-art sensors on Earth's surface, it will provide images of our ever-changing planet in unparalleled clarity.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST.
The launch of NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 11, from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket is targeted to occur at the opening of a 48-minute launch window at 1:02 p.m. EST (10:02 a.m. PST).
Members of the media planning to cover the launch of NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California must apply for accreditation by Feb. 4.
A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Landsat satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes.
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to the longest continuous data record of Earth's surface as viewed from space.
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.