OLI-2 is now built, tested, and in place to be assembled onto the spacecraft.
Landsat 9 Ground System development team members executed the first of a series of Ground Readiness Tests this week.
Agencies like NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that commit multiple millions of dollars to put Landsat satellites into space need to know that the spacecraft, the sensors onboard, the ground system operating the satellite, and the launch vehicle are all designed and built the right way.
Independent review panel unanimously agreed that the Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review met all of the criteria for critical design.
The final Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review is being hosted by USGS EROS at the end of September.
Ball Aerospace recently shared some photos of its technicians working on OLI-2 in the cleanroom during focal plane integration.
The U.S. General Accounting Office reported on the Landsat 9 satellite project status as part of its 10th annual Quick Look at NASA’s major projects.
Review board gives high praise to Landsat 9 project for its mission status.
The Landsat 9 spacecraft component successfully completed a rigorous Critical Design Review (CDR) demonstrating that the program meets all technical performance measures and requirements.
The TIRS-2 build, as with any science-grade space-based instrument, involves lots of testing.
Landsat 9 has entered its implementation phase.
The Landsat 9 Ground Network Element’s Preliminary Design Review took place on November 30, 2017.
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the Landsat 9 mission.
The mission team demonstrated to an independent Standing Review Board that all design plans for the Landsat 9 mission are both sound and well integrated.
The Landsat 9 Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 team at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has successfully completed their Instrument Critical Design Review.
NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, known publicly as Northrop Grumman, for the Landsat 9 spacecraft.
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.