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Landsat Science Team Meets to Discuss Landsat 9

July 29, 2021

On July 22, 2021, the Landsat Science Team met virtually to hear from NASA and the USGS on the readiness of supporting systems for the upcoming launch of Landsat 9, which is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

The team received updates from NASA regarding the Landsat 9 space segment, along with the USGS ground segment and mission operation status. The plans for post-launch data assessments and the activities for on-orbit Initialization and Verification (OIV) were also discussed.  The team was also briefed on the many activities planned in Lompoc, California the week of September 12, 2021, leading up to the launch.

Finally, the USGS shared details regarding the status of the Landsat 7 mission.

Visit this Landsat Science Team page to view the day’s agenda, and access the presentations.

Artist's rendition of Landsat 9
Animation of Landsat 9


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