August 27th, 2009
Here's Looking @ Earth... Quick Update From USGS Re: Landsat 5
Yesterday we offered news that the Landsat 5 satellite had run into some difficulties and had halted imagery operations. We are delighted to report the U.S. Geological Survey is, once again, able to capture data from Landsat 5 and the satellite is now functioning as expected. As a matter of fact, the agency has also told us that the one millionth scene download of Landsat data is now available for download via the Internet at no cost. This scene, which covers the Grand Canyon, was captured by the satellite on August 17th! All's well with Landsat 5.