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Landsat 9

Atlas V 401

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Mission


Landsat 9

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
  • 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.

Landsat 9

Location


Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Space Launch Complex 3E has witnessed the launch of 48 rockets, including 45 orbital launch attempts, while Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA, has been the site for 741 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 3E

Rocket


United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401

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

Atlas V 401

Agency


United Launch Alliance

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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago

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

Clark
Clark
2 years ago

Will this be visible from the central coast?

Bill
Bill
Reply to  Clark
2 years ago

What is the flight path?

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

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