Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Landsat 9 Data Available! | NASA Goddard

Landsat 9 Data Available! | NASA Goddard

The data from Landsat 9 is available for anyone to download. With both Landsat 9 and Landsat 8 in orbit, there will be high-quality, medium-resolution images of Earth’s landscapes and coastal regions every eight days. 

Landsat Data Access



Landsat 9 was launched on Sept. 27, 2021, and the mission team then tested and calibrated the new satellite and its instruments. One of the commissioning activities was flying Landsat 9 under its sister satellite, Landsat 8, which allowed the team to confirm that the data align as expected.

They also calibrated the instruments through a variety of methods, including tilting Landsat 9’s spacecraft to image the full Moon—a steady source of light to ensure the instruments are detecting light consistently.

The Landsat Program is a series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Landsat satellites have been consistently gathering data about our planet since 1972. They continue to improve and expand this unparalleled record of Earth's changing landscapes for the benefit of all.

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Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 

Matthew R. Radcliff (KBR): Lead Producer 

Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support 

Jeffrey Masek (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist

Chris J Crawford (USGS): Lead Scientist

Del Jenstrom (NASA/GSFC): Lead Project Manager

Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds

Release Date: Feb. 10, 2022

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