Wyoming balloon reaches 28 km

Wyoming Space Grant Stratostar 0349 balloon ground track, 15 Oct 2019 (Google / APRS.fi)

Wyoming Space Grant flew a Stratostar balloon mission 15 October 2019; the mission launched from Prexy’s Pasture in Laramie and landed near Hereford, Colorado after achieving an peak altitude of 28.6 km.

Wyoming Space Grant is also searching for University of Wyoming students interested in ballooning to apply to its 2020 LIFT Project. The deadline is 31 October 2019.

USGS sample data teases Landsat Collection 2

This image of the Florida Keys was collected by Landsat 8 in 10.60-11.19 ┬Ám infrared on 07 May 2013, and was one of the first datasets released for Landsat Collection 2, on 30 September 2019. (Credit: USGS / The Fargo Orbit)

On 30 September 2019, The US Geological Survey released new samples of Landsat data, leading up to Landsat Collection 2, a global multi-instrument survey of Planet Earth. Data processing will continue all through next year and is expected to be fully available in 2021.

If you’d like to try your own hand at processing Earth Observation Satellite data, you can take a look at the sample datasets at the USGS Landsat website.