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.

Project Science Office

Chris Neigh
Project Scientist
Bruce Cook
Deputy Project Scientist
Phil Dabney
Instrument Scientist

Project Office

Del Jenstrom
Project Manager
Paul Buchanan
Deputy Project Manager
Lorrie Eakin
Deputy Project Manager— Resources
Sarah McIntire
Project Support Specialist
Maureen Bartholomew
Landsat 9 Mission Integration Lead
Michael Egan
NASA Headquarters Program Executive
Brian Sauer
USGS Landsat 9 Project Manager
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

“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.”