ULA Atlas V Rocket to Launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California on Sept. 16

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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket will launch the Landsat 9 observatory aboard an Atlas V rocket into a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit for NASA’s Launch Services Program on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Vandenberg Space Force Base, California – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket will launch the Landsat 9 observatory aboard an Atlas V rocket into a near-polar, sun-synchronous orbit for NASA’s Launch Services Program on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

Landsat 9 will extend the legacy of Landsat satellites monitoring the Earth’s resources into a fifth decade.

The remote-sensing spacecraft’s mission is a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, and will capture more than 700 scenes of Earth per day.

This will be 145th mission for United Launch Alliance.

It is the 88th Atlas V launch and the 39th in the 401 configuration. ULA and its heritage rockets have launched all Landsat missions since 1972.