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...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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