Flagship Satellite Joins Earth Observation Fleet

Landsat 9
Landsat 9, which reached orbit on Sept. 27, continues a 49-year string of NASA-U.S. Geological Survey missions to observe the surface of Earth from space.
Credit: Northrop Grumman
Landsat, the vanguard U.S. program for space-based observations of Earth, heads into its 50th year with a new satellite on orbit, a next-generation spacecraft in development and a burgeoning commercial remote-sensing industry to complement, interpret and distribute scientific data about the planet’s...

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