Landsat 9 is expected to be available for download in early-2022.
After a Landsat satellite launch, the first 100 days are considered the “Commissioning Phase” — this is when NASA ensures that the spacecraft has reached and maintains proper orbit, verifies that communications to and from the satellite are successful, and that the sensors onboard the satellite are working nominally. Once NASA completes their work, the USGS is given responsibility for satellite operations and data acquisition.
The timeline below displays the specific activities that take place throughout and after the first 100 days. Applying this timeframe to Landsat 9, launched Sept 27, 2021, it can be assumed that data products acquired by the Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2) and the Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 (TIRS-2) will become available in early-2022. Announcements will be made on the Landsat Missions Web Site and through the USGS Landsat social media channels when Landsat 9 data become available.