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On Thursday, Oct. 19, NASA announced two new launch contracts for missions designed to study and monitor the Earth. The Landsat 9 and Sentinel 6A satellites are both scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base located in California.
The U.S. Geological Survey's Landsat 9 spacecraft is making steady progress toward its planned launch in December of 2020. If everything goes as currently planned, the satellite will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The contract to produce the spacecraft was awarded in 2016 and will mark the continuation of a program that can trace its lineage back 45 years.
NASA awarded Orbital ATK a contract to build the next-generation Earth observation satellite, Landsat 9. The company will have five years to complete the $129.9 million delivery order, awarded under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III.