Landsat 9, a joint mission between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that launched Sept. 27, 2021, has collected its first light images of Earth.
In recent months, there has been quite the media buzz about space tourists being lofted into space (or suborbital space). Unfortunately, other important launches do not garner the same level of attention.
Landsat has provided a critical reference for assessing long-term changes.
Next month’s launch marks the ninth iteration of a 50-year mission that has transformed earth science.