NASA transferred ownership and operational control of the Landsat 9 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.
Landsat 9, a joint mission of NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), passed its post-launch assessment review and is now in its operational phase.
Launched September 27, Landsat 9 will provide a high-quality and reliable stream of land imaging data for the next 10-plus years.
Using decades of Landsat satellite imagery, scientists at Geoscience Australia have mapped annual shoreline locations for the entirety of Australia going back more than thirty years.
Landsat 9 successfully launched on Monday, Sept 27, 2021 at 11:12 a.m. PDT and is now proceeding smoothly and accordingly through its scheduled on-orbit checkout period.
Landsat 9 successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.