News About Landsat 9

OLI-2 at Ball

Sep 27, 2019Landsat 9 Instrument Ready for Spacecraft Assembly

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

New Landsat Infrared Instrument Ships from NASA

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 […]

TIRS-2 in TVAC

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 […]

First in a Series of Landsat 9 Ground Readiness Tests is Successful

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.

L9 ground system review panel

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 […]

Stephen Zahn preparing to speak at L9 Ground System review

Oct 4, 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.

Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review

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.

Landsat 9 Ground System Moves from Design to Development and Beyond

Aug 20, 2018Landsat 9 Ground System Moves from Design to Development and Beyond

The final Landsat 9 Ground System Critical Design Review is being hosted by USGS EROS at the end of September.

completing the OLI-2 focal plane integration

May 23, 2018In Focus: A Peek at Landsat 9’s OLI-2 Instrument During Focal Plane Integration

Ball Aerospace recently shared some photos of its technicians working on OLI-2 in the cleanroom during focal plane integration.

Landsat 9 budget, cost, and schedule information

May 1, 2018Landsat 9 Project On Track, U.S. General Accounting Office Assesses

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.