NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey plan to issue a Request for Information by the end of the year on instrumentation and platforms for Landsat Next, the Earth observation system to follow Landsat 9.
The White House announced Jan. 26 that it will nominate former NASA astronaut James Reilly to be the next director of the U.S. Geological Survey.
A report setting priorities for the next decade of Earth science missions recommends that NASA pursue a mix of large and small missions to help better understand the changing nature of the planet.
The Obama administration is proposing to accelerate efforts to build the Landsat 9 satellite and launch it in 2021 instead of 2023 as currently planned.
A harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie last summer left Toledo, Ohio, scrambling for bottled water. Now NASA is leading a 5-year campaign to find out how satellites and smartphones can keep other communities from being blindsided by bad water.