NASA successfully launched Landsat 9, a satellite designed to track changes on our planet to inform on key areas such as climate change, on Monday, September 27.
In a tweet, NASA said the satellite will “continue a nearly 50-year legacy of monitoring the health of our planet,” and will “help people manage Earth’s natural resources with science-based decisions.”
The launch was a joint mission with the US Geological Survey (USGS).
This footage, livestreamed from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, shows the liftoff. Credit: NASA via Storyful