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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Landsat 9 -
Full Name Landsat 9
aka L9, Landsat-9
Status Approved
Mission Agencies NASA, USGS Launch Date Dec 2020
Mission Links mission site | mission site EOL Date Mar 2025
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 705 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:00 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications 5-year mission design life with at least 10 years of consumables. Earth resources, land surface, environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, disaster monitoring and assessment, ice and snow cover.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature OLI-2, TIRS-2
Radiation budget OLI-2, TIRS-2
LandAlbedo and reflectance OLI-2, TIRS-2
Landscape topography OLI-2
Vegetation OLI-2, TIRS-2
Surface temperature (land) OLI-2, TIRS-2
Multi-purpose imagery (land) OLI-2, TIRS-2
OceanOcean colour/biology OLI-2
Ocean topography/currents OLI-2
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) OLI-2
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth OLI-2, TIRS-2
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness OLI-2, TIRS-2
Mission Instruments
OLI-2 - Operational Land Imager-2
TIRS-2 - Thermal Infrared Sensor - 2
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