december, 2020

15dec00:00Atlas V • Landsat 9

Event Details

Launch Date: NET December 2020
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 401
Launch Operator: United Launch Alliance
Launch Site: SLC-3E Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Payload: Landsat 9
Payload Type: Remote Sensing
Payload Operator: NASA


A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch NASA’s Landsat 9 Earth Observation Satellite to continue the longest-running program for the collection of satellite imagery of Earth, providing a record dating back to 1972 that has become a unique resource to study how Earth changes over an extended period of time as viewed from high above. Data from the Landsat missions is used in various branches of science, different areas of industry and to inform policy-makers in environmental policy decisions. Landsat 9, a re-build of the Landsat-8 spacecraft launched in February 2013, hosts  the Operational Land Imager 2 built by Ball Aerospace and the TIRS-2 Thermal Infrared Sensor developed by NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center.


Mission Resources:

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview:  Atlas V 401

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📍 Launch Site Schedule


(Tuesday) 00:00 UTC


Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex 3 - East, Lompoc, CA, United States