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November 23, 2011 - Dr. John Schott and his 30 years with Landsat
Since 1981, Dr. John Schott has been involved in calibration of the Landsat instruments from his home institution, Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also involved in emerging science that leverages the 40-year Landsat archive as well as working with simulated images from the next sensor, the Operational Land Imager, that will fly on the Landsat Data Continuity Mission. For more...

November 18, 2011 - Landsat 5 Mission in Jeopardy
Over the past 10 days, problems with the amplifier have led to drastically reduced image download capabilities, a sign of impending failure. USGS engineers have suspended imaging activities for an initial period of 90 days in order to explore every possible option for restoring satellite-to-ground image transmissions. For more details, please see the USGS Newsroom.

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Rising Water Changes Caspian Shoreline

Acquisition Date: August 21, 1985, August 29, 2011
Path: 169 Row: 29
Lat: 44.600 Long: 47.000

Rising Water Changes Caspian Shoreline

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