Landsat 9

Launched in 2021, Landsat 9, managed by the USGS, continues the legacy of its predecessors by providing high-precision global data for monitoring the environment of Earth.

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Technical Specifications

ProviderUnited States Geological Survey
Resolution15m panchromatic 
30m multispectral, NIR, SWIR 
100m TIR
Swath width15.3km at nadir
BandsPanchromatic: 503-676nm 
Coastal: 435-451nm 
Blue: 452-512nm 
Green: 533-590nm 
Red: 636-673nm 
NIR: 851-879nm 
Cirrus: 1363-1384nm 
SWIR-1: 1566-1651nm 
SWIR-2: 2107-2294nm 
TIR-1: 10600-11190nm 
TIR-2: 11500-12510nm
Stereo availableNo


Landsat 9, managed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), represents a significant milestone in Earth observation and remote sensing. Launched on September 27, 2021, it continues the legacy of its predecessors in providing high-quality, long-term, global data to monitor and study our planet's changing landscape. Equipped with advanced sensors and technology, Landsat 9 captures multispectral imagery with remarkable precision. The data collected by Landsat 9 plays a crucial role in addressing environmental challenges, managing natural resources, and promoting scientific research and informed decision-making on a global scale, thus solidifying its place as an essential tool in Earth science and conservation efforts.

Cost effective
Cost effective

A great option for low-cost satellite imagery and geospatial data.

Creative Commons
Creative Commons license

Available under a Creative Commons-like license that allows for free and open use.

Features and Benefits

  • Landsat 9 provides high-resolution, multispectral imagery with advanced sensors, enabling the capture of detailed data on the Earth's surface.
  • It offers comprehensive global coverage, allowing the monitoring of diverse geographic regions, from remote wilderness areas to urban centres.
  • Landsat 9 continues the long-standing Landsat program tradition of providing consistent, long-term data series, which is essential for tracking environmental changes over time.
  • The data from Landsat 9 supports a wide range of scientific research, including studies related to climate change, land use, agriculture, forestry, and natural disasters.
  • It plays a crucial role in monitoring environmental changes, deforestation, land use planning, and the assessment of ecosystem health. 
  • Landsat 9 assists in the sustainable management of natural resources, including water, forestry, and agriculture, aiding in decision-making and resource conservation efforts. 
  • It facilitates timely disaster response and recovery efforts by providing critical information in the event of natural disasters such as floods, bushfires, and earthquakes.

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