The March 4 edition had an excellent, albeit incomplete, editorial on the Landsat program.
The latest from Samuel N. Goward
Less than a year ago, we noted in a previous commentary for Space News ["Landsat 2005: Lost in the Wilderness Again?" Jan. 17, 2005, page 20], that the Landsat mission on the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) was rumored to be in trouble. Please do not shoot the messenger, but Space News has now reported that the Landsat Operational Land Imager will likely be removed from the manifest of the first series of satellites launched by the much troubled NPOESS program.