Fun With Landsat

Landsat 9 Launch Party kit

Quick Facts

  • Science Instruments: OLI-2; TIRS-2
  • OLI-2 build: Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp.
  • TIRS-2 build: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Design Life: 5 years
  • Spacecraft Provider:Northrop Grumman
  • Image Data: > 700 scenes per day
  • Launch Date: Sept. 27, 2021
  • Launch Vehicle: United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401
  • Orbit: near-polar, sun-synchronous at an altitude of 438 miles (705 km)
  • Orbital Inclination: 98.2˚
  • Spacecraft Speed: 16,760 mi/hr (26,972 km/hr),
  • Consumables: 10 years

Landsat 9 is the next observatory in the Landsat program, a ~50-year effort to monitor changes to Earth’s surface. Targeted to launch in Sept. 2021, Landsat 9 will continuously capture images of Earth as it orbits, beaming back data on natural and human-made changes to our planet.

Take the Tour

Landsat 9: From Earth to Orbit

Get a sneak peek at Landsat 9! Visit stops in the US where the Landsat 9 observatory is being built. Find out about the parts of the observatory, see pictures of the work in progress, and meet some of the people behind the scenes.

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Download the Poster

Landsat 9 Poster

Share the excitement of the Landsat 9 mission with this 18 in. x 12 in. poster. Learn about infrared and visible pictures with a fun activity for students.


Download the activity book image

Landsat 9 Activity Book

Learn about the Landsat mission through mazes, wordsearch and other fun activities.



Landsat 9 Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

Show your enthusiasm for Landsat 9 with an exciting selection of virtual meeting backgrounds:


Landsat 9 Collectors’ Cards

Take home some of the incredible Landsat images with our collectors’ cards. Each pair of 3.5 in. x 8 in. cards covers a different theme, from oceans to urban landscapes.

Available card sets for download:

Oceans and Seas cardGlaciers and IceLand cards
 Ocean and Seas Glaciers and Ice Land
Volcanos cardUrban Growth cardFood card
 Volcanos Urban Growth Food
Forest cardFire cardDesert card
 Forest Fire Desert
Download the paper model

Landsat 9 Scale Model

Build your own 1/48th scale model of the Landsat 9 satellite.