AGU 2020 Fall Meeting
November 13, 2020 • Landsat 9 is coming next year!
In 2021, Landsat 9 will launch into orbit and continue the Landsat data collection legacy, carrying the program past its half-century mark.
Since 1972, NASA and USGS have worked in partnership on the Landsat program, providing medium-resolution data that records how Earth’s land surface is changing. In this partnership, NASA manages the satellite build and launch and USGS manages spacecraft operations, data processing, archiving, and distribution.
Each year, scientists and researchers like you share work at the Fall AGU meeting that utilizes Landsat data to help answer their Earth science questions. If you’re interested in learning more about research underpinned by Landsat that has been shared at AGU over the last five years, please see our past AGU Q&A series.
There are broad benefits of knowing what changes are happening to our planet.
To learn more about how Landsat data helps in specific research areas, visit our societal benefits page. And for all Landsat data questions, our partners at USGS can provide you with the latest information.
For those of you interested in combining Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 data, the Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 page may be useful.
Landsat 9 Brochure (pdf):
Landsat 9 Mini Activity Book (pdf):
+ Activity Book
Benefits Fact Sheets (pdf):
+ Landsat & Agriculture
+ Landsat & Biodiversity
+ Landsat & Natural Disasters
+ Landsat & Energy
+ Landsat & Fire
+ Landsat & Forests
+ Landsat & Human Health
+ Landsat & Water Management
+ Landsat & Urban Growth