CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Landsat Next -
Full Name Landsat Next
aka Landsat-Next, LNext
Status Planned
Mission Agencies NASA, USGS Launch Date 2030
Mission Links mission site | mission site | EOL Date 2035
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 653 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:10 Repeat Cycle 6 days
Objectives and Applications Landsat Next will provide higher spatial resolution, more frequent revisit, and twice as many spectral bands as Landsats 8 & 9, to support new and evolving applications such as surface water quality, cryospheric science, geology and agricultural applications including crop management and water consumption.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature LandIS
Radiation budget LandIS
LandAlbedo and reflectance LandIS
Vegetation LandIS
Surface temperature (land) LandIS
Multi-purpose imagery (land) LandIS
Inland Waters LandIS
OceanOcean colour/biology LandIS
Ocean topography/currents LandIS
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) LandIS
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth LandIS
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness LandIS
Mission Instruments
LandIS - Landsat Next Instrument Suite
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