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
|NET December 2020
|Atlas V 401
|United Launch Alliance
|SLC-3E Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
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.
? Launch Vehicle Overview: Atlas V 401
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