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Landsat 9

Atlas V 401

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Mission

Landsat 9

Type: Earth Science

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, will have a higher imaging capacity than past Landsats, allowing more valuable data to be added to the Landsat’s global land archive. Satellite will operaite in sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 705 km and has a mission lifetime of 5 years.

Location

Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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

Rocket

Atlas V 401

Length: 58.3 meters
Diameter: 3.8 meters
First Launch: August 21, 2002

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

The Atlas V 401 rocket has been launched a total of 34 times with 34 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

United Launch Alliance

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'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
13 days 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 .