Artist’s conception of the Landsat 9 spacecraft, the ninth satellite launched in the long-running Landsat program, high above the U.S.
NASA transferred ownership and operational control on Thursday of the Landsat 9 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Landsat 9 is the most recent in the Landsat series of remote-sensing satellites, which provide global coverage of landscape changes on Earth. The Landsat program a joint effort between NASA and USGS recently marked 50 years of continuous service on July 23.
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