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NASA's new generation Landsat satellite is in orbit for continuous Earth observation

With the launch and launch of the Landsat 9 satellite, the new generation of this historic family to monitor the Earth's surface, NASA is a big step forward for the launch of the Landsat 9 satellite. Continuous observation of the planet Earth. The Vandenberg base in California was launched. The launch was a joint mission of NASA, the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Launch and Launch Coalition (ULA). About 83 minutes after launch, the satellite was connected to the ground station and is scheduled to orbit 705 km.

NASA Director Bill Nelson said: "NASA's unique assets It also uses tools from other countries to study the planet Earth and its climate systems. Developed on the basis of a 50-year-old database, Landsat 9 takes the global and historic Earth observation program to the next level. "We look forward to working with other institutions on Landsat's next mission, as we will never stop our progress to better understand our planet."

BingMag.com NASA's new generation Landsat satellite is in orbit for continuous Earth observation

NASA Landsat 9 launch by Atlas 5 rocket
Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

"Deb Holland" ( "This launch is a major milestone in the USGS-NASA partnership that has been working together for decades to gather valuable scientific information and help determine policies based on this scientific data," said Home Secretary Deb Haaland. "As the effects of the climate crisis intensify in the United States and around the world, Landsat 9 provides important data and images to help make science-based decisions on key issues, including water use, fire effects, and coral reef destruction," he added. "Glaciers offer ice sheet retreat and deforestation in the tropics."

  • BingMag.com NASA's new generation Landsat satellite is in orbit for continuous Earth observation

    Landsat satellites show continuous changes of the planet by capturing continuous images of the Earth.
    Image of changes caused by the 2011 Ohio flood and Mississippi River
    Credit: NASA/USGS

    Landsat 9, manufactured and integrated by Northrop Grumman and run by NASA, orbiting its sister Landsat 8 satellite He has been in Earth orbit since 2013. The two satellites work in tandem to collect images of the entire planet every eight days. It will be for us to see a changing planet. By operating simultaneously with other Landsat satellites as well as Sentintel-2 satellites, we will have a more comprehensive view of the Earth than ever before. "With the help of these satellites, we monitor every location on our planet every two days, and this is very important to track issues such as crop growth and help make decisions to monitor the overall health of the Earth and its natural resources."

    BingMag.com NASA's new generation Landsat satellite is in orbit for continuous Earth observation

    Earth image with Landsat and Sentinel satellites
    Credit: Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    NASA scientist Jeff Masek in the project "Launchers are always exciting, and today was no exception," Landsat said. "But the best part for me as a scientist is when the satellite starts sending the data people expect and adds to the Landsat family's legendary reputation among its users."

    Geological Survey The United States processes and stores data received from satellites, and this information will be continuously added to the data stored over five decades from all Landsat satellites. All Landsat images and data are freely available to the public. The policy has led to more than 100 million downloads since its inception in 2008.

    • Public release of European satellite images of the Sentinel 2A from the ground

    NASA manages the Landsat mission, and teams from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, developed and tested the TIRS-2 tool. NASA's launch program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center was responsible for launching the mission. EROS manages the mission and the ground system. Including archive maintenance. Aerospace has developed and tested the OLI-2 tool. Northrop Gramman was also responsible for building the complete spacecraft set and integrating the scientific instruments.

    Cover photo: Graphic design of the Landsat 9 satellite in Earth orbit
    Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab

    Sources: SciTechDaily, Universe Today

Source: The Verge

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