The Landsat 9 satellite has successfully completed its most strenuous environmental test leading up to launch.
Landsat 9 Project Scientist Jeff Masek from NASA Goddard was interviewed for NOVA Now.
This new four-part video series shares the history of Landsat, how Landsat 9 works, how Landsat data gets from the satellite to the ground, and how Landsat data can be used with other data to support a wide range of research and applications. Enjoy!
Landsat 9 has successfully passed its Mission Operations Review.
Landsat 9’s two science instruments are now attached to the spacecraft.
OLI-2 is now built, tested, and in place to be assembled onto the spacecraft.
This month, TIRS-2 successfully passed the stringent 12-week testing process at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and was shipped to Northrop Grumman’s facility in Arizona.
The completion of this test represents a major milestone for the TIRS-2 project, demonstrating that the team has built a well working instrument to meet the requirements of Landsat 9.
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.