Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas
On July 23, the Landsat programme celebrates the 45th anniversary of the launch of the first civilian Earth Observation satellite, the Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS-1), later renamed to Landsat-1. With Landsat-8 (or Landsat Data Continuity Mission, LDCM) in orbit today and Landsat-9 planned for launch in late 2020, the Landsat missions programme represents a truly impressive four decades of continuously acquired imagery of the Earth’s land surface. During the same week, 23-28 July, 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2017) is organized at Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth was originally founded as an army outpost is, but boasts nowadays a very dynamic and contemporary downtown area, with several world-class museums and university communities. The Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex, shown in this PROBA-V false-colour image amidst several lakes, is the fourth most populated metropolitan area in the United States.