NASA Launches Earth-Observing Satellite to Track 'Health of Our Planet'

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

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