Landsat ETM+ Processing
Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) is a multispectral scanning radiometer that was carried on board Landsat 7 satellite which is the seventh satellite of the Landsat program, result of the joint effort of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth Observation Satellite Company (EOSAT), Department of the Interior (DOI) of the USGS, General Electric (GE), Astrospace, and Hughes Santa Barbara Remote Sensing.
Landsat 7 was launched on April 15, 1999, and it still operational despite Scan Line Corrector (SLC) failure in May 31, 2003. It embarks 1 payload, the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) which was operated since Jul 1999.
Even though the Landsat Program is managed by USGS, and data from Landsat 7 is collected and distributed from the USGS's Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science, many ESA ground stations have acquired and processed Landsat ETM+ data until the Scan Line Corrector failure (May 31, 2003). The reprocessing of the entire dataset has been started in October 2013 and is currently on-going, performed by the eXpert Product Reprocessing Scalable Service X-PReSS consortium under the ESA management.
The X-PReSS consortium - formed by Serco SpA, Ifremer, Magellium, S&T, CATAPULT, ENGINEERING and SISTEMA, - aims at collecting, consolidating, processing and delivering the entire ESA Landsat-7 ETM+ dataset holding, including its repatriation to ESA.