BackForward Satellite: Landsat-9 

Satellite details
Acronym Landsat-9
Full name Landsat-9
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the LDCM programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
  • Improved instruments: OLI-2 and TIRS-2 (which are very similar in specification to the Landsat-8 OLI and TIRS)
Mass at launch 2623 kg Dry mass 1512 kg
Power 4300 W
Data access link
Data access information

Real-time data are available at appointed acquisition stations in the IGS network, for example European scenes from Off-line data are available from the USGS EROS DataCenter.

Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
ECT 10:00 desc


Space agency USGSNASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 27 Sep 2021 EOL ≥2031
Last update: 2023-07-24
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Landsat-9

Acronym Full name
OLI Operational Land Imager
TIRS Thermal Infra-Red Sensor
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