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Atlas V Landsat 9 Launch Highlights

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Landsat 9 mission for NASA lifted off on Sept. 27 at 11:12 a.m. PDT from Space Launch Complex-3 at...

Launch of the Landsat 9 Earth-Observing Satellite

🚀 Watch the newest #Landsat satellite lift off! This joint NASA-U.S. Geological Survey mission will contribute to the longest data record of Earth’s landsca...

Landsat 9

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Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Space Launch Complex 3E Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA Probability: 90%

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.

Updates

Nosu • Sept. 27, 2021, 7:59 p.m.

Successful launch of Landsat 9.


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 27, 2021, 10:17 a.m.

New launch time.


Nosu • Sept. 17, 2021, 6:37 a.m.

Launch time confirmed by ULA


Atlas V 401

Family: Atlas
Configuration: 401

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

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    58.3 m
  • Diameter
    3.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.2 m
  • Launch Mass
    590 T
  • Thrust
    3827 kN
Family
  • Name
    Atlas V 401
  • Family
    Atlas
  • Variant
    401
  • Alias
    ―
  • Full Name
    Atlas V 401
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $115000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    9050 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4950 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    ―
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    6670 kg

United Launch Alliance

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 161 Failures: 0 Pending: 45

Agency Type: Commercial

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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