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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.
Landsat 9 carries the same instruments that are on the Landsat 8 satellite but with some improvements: Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI-2) for reflective band data. Thermal Infrared Sensor-2 (TIRS-2) for the thermal infrared bands. OLI-2 has a slightly improved signal-to-noise ratio over Landsat 8's OLI. Landsat 9’s TIRS-2 is a Class-B instrument with a five-year design life and a key improvement of...
Landsat 9—a partnership between the USGS and NASA—was launched from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California upon a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle on September 27, 2021. Learn more: Landsat 9 Mission
Landsat 9 is functioning as expected after its successful launch at 1:12 p.m. CT Monday, Sept. 27, from Vandenberg Space Force Base to join its two...
Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and USGS. The satellite will continue the Landsat program’s mission to capture repeat snapshots of Earth to...