Landsat: A Global Land-Imaging Project

Fact Sheet 2010-3026



Across nearly four decades since 1972, Landsat satellites continuously have acquired space-based images of the Earth's land surface, coastal shallows, and coral reefs. The Landsat Program, a joint effort of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was established to routinely gather land imagery from space; consequently, NASA develops remote-sensing instruments and spacecraft, then launches and validates the satellites. The USGS then assumes ownership and operation of the satellites, in addition to managing all ground-data reception, archiving, product generation, and distribution. The result of this program is a visible, long-term record of natural and human-induced changes on the global landscape.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Landsat: A Global Land-Imaging Project
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2010-3026
DOI 10.3133/fs20103026
Edition -
Year Published 2010
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 4 p.
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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