Landsat International Cooperators and Global Archive Consolidation

Fact Sheet 2016-3018



Landsat missions have always been an important component of U.S. foreign policy, as well as science and technology policy. The Landsat program’s longstanding network of International Cooperators (ICs), which operates numerous International Ground Stations (IGS) around the world, embodies the United States’ policy of peaceful use of outer space and the worldwide dissemination of civil space technology for public benefit. Thus, the ICs provide an essential dimension to the Landsat mission.

In 2010, the Landsat Global Archive Consolidation (LGAC) initiative began, with goals to consolidate the Landsat data archives of all IGSs, make the data more accessible to the global Landsat user community, and significantly increase the frequency of observations over a given area of interest to contribute to the understanding of a changing Earth.

Suggested Citation

U.S. Geological Survey, 2016, Landsat International Cooperators and Global Archive Consolidation (ver. 1.3, April 2023): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2016–3018, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

Table of Contents

  • Landsat International Cooperator Network
  • Landsat Global Archive Consolidation
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Landsat International Cooperators and Global Archive Consolidation
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2016-3018
DOI 10.3133/fs20163018
Edition Version 1.0: April 7, 2016; Version 1.1: December 8, 2016; Version 1.2: June 10, 2019; Version 1.3: April 26, 2023
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 2 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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