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September 12, 2017 - Upcoming Landsat 9 Preliminary Design Review

The Landsat 9 Preliminary Design Review (PDR), scheduled for September 12-14, 2017, allows for an independent Standing Review Board to understand and determine if all of the components of Landsat 9 are integrated collectively through the preliminary design phase. (Read More)

June 27, 2017 – Landsat Multi-Mission Operations Contractor Selected

USGS and NASA are celebrating a significant milestone after selecting General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) to combine the flight operations of Landsat 8 and Landsat 9. (Read More)

February 27, 2017 – Landsat 9 Spacecraft Systems Review

USGS and NASA officials will participate in the Landsat 9 Spacecraft System Requirements Review February 28 and March 1 at the Orbital ATK facility in Gilbert, Arizona. (Read More)

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December 2, 2016 - Landsat 9 Ground System Review

On November 30 – December 1, USGS EROS hosted the Landsat 9 Ground System Requirements Review (GSRR) in Sioux Falls, SD. This was the first in a series of major project reviews for Landsat 9, which is scheduled for launch December 2020. (Read More)

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September 1, 2016 - Landsat 9 Passes Mission Milestone

Landsat 9 passed one of its important reviews: “Key Decision Point B (KDP-B)” on August 17, 2016. KDP-B marks the entry of a NASA Flight Project into “Phase B”, during which a preliminary design for all mission segments is completed. (Read More)

May 31, 2016 - Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 Instrument Cryocooler Contract Awarded for Landsat 9

NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation of Boulder, Colorado, for the Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 (TIRS-2) instrument Cryocooler for Landsat 9. See here for more details.

October 2, 2015 - NASA's Landsat Science

The partnership between the USGS and NASA has proven successful for many years. This cooperation continues, as development begins on the next Earth-observing mission, Landsat 9, which is scheduled to launch no later than 2023.

April 27, 2015 - Continuing the Land Imaging Mission; NASA, USGS Begin Work on Landsat 9

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023, which will provide mission-critical continuity in the Earth-observing program’s record of land images. (Read More)

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