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Landsat 9

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2021-088A

Description

Landsat 9—a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey— will continue the Landsat program’s critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the land resources needed to sustain human life.

Today’s increased rates of global land cover and land use change have profound consequences for weather and climate change, ecosystem function and services, carbon cycling and sequestration, resource management, the national and global economy, human health, and society.

Landsat is the only U.S. satellite system designed and operated to repeatedly observe the global land surface at a moderate scale that shows both natural and human-induced change.

Alternate Names

  • Landsat9
  • 49260

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2021-09-27
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401
Launch Site: Vandenberg AFB, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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