The NASA Landsat 9 team is conducting a 100-day “Commissioning Phase” to test the satellite’s systems, subsystems and calibrate its instruments. NASA will hand the mission over to the USGS in January at which time USGS will operate Landsat 9 along with Landsat 8. Together, the two satellites will collect approximately 1,500 images every day and cover the entire globe every eight days.
“The ENVI team can’t wait to start combining the data collected by Landsat 8 with that of the new Landsat 9 to get much higher temporal resolution,” said Austin Coates, Solutions Engineering Manager at L3Harris Geospatial. “We have been looking at a lot of time series data recently, and it is incredible the insights you can derive from a series of images as compared to a single frame.”