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Landsat 9 Project Team

It takes hundreds of people to design, build, launch, and operate a robust satellite observatory that can withstand the rigors of space and provide reliable, well-calibrated scientific data. Science and engineering leadership and collaboration within the Landsat 9 organization is key to the success of the mission.
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Project Science Office
Project Office
Jeff Masek


Project Scientist
Bruce Cook


Deputy Project Scientist
Phil Dabney


Instrument Scientist
Del Jenstrom


Project Manager
Paul Buchanan


Deputy Project Manager
Lorrie Eakin


Deputy Project Manager— Resources
Sarah McIntire


Project Support Specialist
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NASA Headquarters Program Executive
Brian Sauer photo


USGS Landsat 9 Project Manager
Maureen Bartholomew


Landsat 9 Mission Integration Lead
Charles Baker


Mission Systems Manager & Technical Authority
Syed Aziz


Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer
Pam Carrick


Project Support Manager
Ben Hall


Financial Manager
Ginger Butcher


Communications and Public Engagement
John Satrom


Launch Vehicle Interface Manager
Roberto Aleman


Observatory Manager


Brian Markham


Calibration / Validation Manager
Kurt Thome


Calibration / Validation Manager
Paul Buchanan


Acting OLI-2 Instrument Manager
Jason Hair


TIRS-2 Instrument Project Manager
updated June 2020


“With a launch in mid 2021, Landsat 9 will propel the program into the next half-century of global observations. That’s the hallmark of Landsat: the longer the satellites view the Earth, the more phenomena you can observe and understand.”
– Jeff Masek