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Landsat 9

Atlas V 401

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Mission

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.

Mission patch for Landsat 9

Location

Space Launch Complex 3E

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

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

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

Rocket

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 40 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 40 launches. An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

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
Ken & Judy O'Neill
11 months 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
9 months 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
9 months ago

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

Clark
Clark
9 months ago

Will this be visible from the central coast?

Bill
Bill
Reply to  Clark
9 months ago

What is the flight path?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Bill
9 months ago

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

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
9 months ago

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