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Landsat 9

Atlas V 401

United Launch Alliance

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Landsat 9

Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $115,000,000

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to continue the Landsat program’s critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the land resources needed to sustain human life. Landsat 9, like Landsat 8, has a higher imaging capacity than past Landsats, allowing more valuable data to be added to the Landsat global land archive. Its operational orbit is a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km for a mission lifetime of at least 5 years.


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Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

720 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 3E, Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA


Atlas V 401 – United Launch Alliance

  • Family: Atlas
  • Length: 58.3 m
  • Diameter: 3.8 m
  • Launch Mass: 590 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 9050 kg

The Atlas V 401 was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2002-08-21. Atlas V 401 has 41 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 41 launches. An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.


United Launch Alliance – ULA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: ULA
  • Administration: CEO: Tory Bruno
  • Founded: 2006
  • Launchers: Atlas | Delta IV | Vulcan
  • Spacecraft: CST-100 Starliner
  • Country: USA

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Landsat has been around for years to monitor our earth sciences and most of all human life , now with climate change at our door step we need this more than ever .
Launch this one ULA with great care our planet depends on it .

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

Hey ULA,Let’s light this candle,Shall we?I hope for a successful launch with the Atlas V 401.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

Yes,If the weather is permitting.It should be visible from all over California.

1 year ago

Will this be visible from the central coast?

Reply to  Clark
1 year ago

What is the flight path?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Reply to  Bill
1 year ago

When it is available a link will appear in the mission section.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Great launch ULA.
Your building on the shoulder of giants keep it up.