16 January 2012
EOmag: LANDSAT archives now available
On 23 November 2011, over 30 years of archived data from the US Landsat Earth-observing satellites became available, free of charge. The majority of these products are unique to ESA’s (European Space Agency) archive and have never before been accessible anywhere else by the scientific user community.
In its archives, ESA holds around two million products that cover Europe and North Africa. The total amount of data available is worth about 450 terabytes – that’s equivalent to about 900 000 hours of audio recorded at CD quality. ESA has been acquiring Landsat data at European stations since the 1970s.
ESA has been acquiring Landsat data at European stations since the 1970s.