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Landsat Next

March 11, 2024

Landsat Next's launch in the early 2030s will ensure continuity of the longest space-based record of Earth’s land surfaces. The mission will substantially increase the breadth and quality of Earth observation data available to scientists, land managers, and others responsible for managing Earth's natural resources. Landsat Next’s constellation of three satellites will carry sensors that improve both the spatial and temporal resolution, as well as introducing new spectral bands capable of enabling new science applications to further study water quality, crop production, plant stress, climate, snow dynamics, soil health, and other essential environmental variables.

Building upon the 52-year record of multispectral imagery, Landsat Next will provide global, synoptic, and repetitive coverage of Earth’s land surfaces. It will continue delivering gold-standard data at a scale that allows for the detection, differentiation, characterization, and monitoring of both natural and human-induced changes over time.

Publication Year 2024
Title Landsat Next
DOI 10.3133/fs20243005
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2024-3005
Index ID fs20243005
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center