03.15.11 - A recent Space News article elaborates on NASA’s motivation to launch the next Landsat satellite—the Landsat Data Continuity Mission—by December 2012.
03.03.11 - A semi-annual meeting of the Landsat Science Team was held in Phoenix, Arizona from March 1–3. The meeting focused on the LDCM mission status.
12.29.10 - Dr. James Irons, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Project Scientist spoke with Federal News Radio about the roll of Landsat in disaster relief efforts.
11.15.10 - Bill Ochs, the long-time Landsat Data Continuity Mission Project Manager, has been named the new James Webb Space Telescope Project Manager by the Goddard Space Flight Center Director.
07.30.10 - A team of scientists presented a technical paper explaining the design of the thermal sensor (TIRS) that will be flown on the Landsat Data Continuity mission at the 2010 IGARSS meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.
06.28.10 - The National Space Policy announced by the White House today recognizes and endorses the Department of the Interior’s expertise and accomplishments in land imaging and remote sensing to advance global climate change research and provide data for science and natural resource management.
06.18.10 - The Summer 2010 Landsat Science Team meeting was hosted by Rick Allen and Tony Morse in Boise, Idaho from June 15–17.
Jun. 1, 2010 • The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) reached a major milestone last week when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review (CDR)
11.26.2008 – The Operational Land Imager (OLI) being built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), the eighth in the Landsat satellite series, has successfully passed the Instrument Critical Design Review (ICDR).
09.17.2008 – NASA selected The Hammers Company, Greenbelt, Md., to build the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) Mission Operations Element (MOE).
04.24.08 – The USGS LDCM acquisition strategy is based upon competitive procurements for the engineering, development, integration and test, and operation of the ground system elements.
04.22.2008 – NASA has selected General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., to build the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft.
10.25.2007 – In a world newly awash with geospatial information, only Landsat offers a rich archive of global mid-resolution, highly calibrated, multispectral data of Earth's landmasses. To extend this legacy, plans are in the works the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), which will collect and archive data consistent with its predecessor Landsat satellites.
The Landsat 5 satellite captured an image of flooding occurring along the Iowa/Nebraska border on June 30, 2011.
Landsat satellites captured views of Minot, N.D., showing extensive flooding following heavy rains in Canada.
Heat pouring off an ancient (and still active) volcano fuels Yellowstone's famous hot springs, mud pots, terraces and geysers, including Old Faithful.
Landsat 5 satellite images showing the area between Springfield and Sturbridge, Mass. before and after the tornado on June 1, 2011
Arizona's largest fire in history continues to burn and Landsat data is being used to plan firefighting containment strategies and mitigation efforts.
There is a growing group of Midwest farmers who rely on satellite imagery from Landsat to maximize their harvest and minimize damage to their fields.
Two sets of images from the Landsat 7 satellite captured before and after effects of the tsunami that followed the 9.0 earthquake off of Japan's east coast.
The Operational Land Imager (OLI), built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo., has been approved by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for shipment to Orbital Sciences Corporation, Gilbert, Ariz. for integration onto the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft.