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When will the Landsat 9 satellite be launched?

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When will the Landsat 9 satellite be launched?


Landsat 9, a partnership between the USGS and NASA, has a launch readiness date of December, 2020 from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. On October 23, 2017 it was announced that Landsat 9 will be delivered into orbit by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle.

Visit the Landsat 9 Mission and the Landsat 9 Instrument and Data Information web pages for more information. 

Landsat 1-9 Missions Timeline


Landsat represents the world's longest continuously acquired collection of space-based moderate-resolution land remote sensing data. Four decades of imagery provides a unique resource for those who work in agriculture, geology, forestry, regional planning, education, mapping, and global change research. Landsat images are also invaluable for emergency response and disaster relief.


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