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  • US Geological Survey’s Landsat 9 satellite progressing toward 2020 launch

    Jason RhianAugust 10th, 2017

    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. 

  • Orbital ATK awarded contract to extend Landsat mission

    Bart LeahyOctober 27th, 2016

    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.