Landsat 9 News

Dec 03, 2020Landsat 9—Continuing the Legacy

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!

Apr 03, 2020Landsat 9 Ground System and Mission Operation Plans Well on Track for Launch

Landsat 9 has successfully passed its Mission Operations Review.

Jan 09, 2020Landsat 9: The Pieces Come Together

Landsat 9’s two science instruments are now attached to the spacecraft.

Sep 27, 2019Landsat 9 Instrument Ready for Spacecraft Assembly

OLI-2 is now built, tested, and in place to be assembled onto the spacecraft.

Aug 23, 2019New Landsat Infrared Instrument Ships from NASA

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.

Apr 19, 2019TIRS-2 Completes Baseline Thermal Vac Test

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.

Feb 15, 2019First in a Series of Landsat 9 Ground Readiness Tests is Successful

Landsat 9 Ground System development team members executed the first of a series of Ground Readiness Tests this week.

Oct 22, 2018Review Panels Ensure USGS, NASA Don’t Pay ‘the Price of Failure’ with Landsat 9

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.

Oct 04, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Meets Design Criteria to Move Forward

Independent review panel unanimously agreed that the Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review met all of the criteria for critical design.

Sep 24, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review

The Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review (GCDR) is taking place September 24 & 25th in Brandon, South Dakota.