Landsat 9: ULA successfully launches Atlas V

September 27, 2021

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Landsat 9 mission for NASA lifted off on Sept. 27 at 11:12 a.m. PDT from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base. To date ULA has launched 145 times with 100 percent mission success.

“Thank you to our mission partners for the tremendous teamwork as we worked through a challenging health environment to launch this significant ability that will continue to enable future discoveries about our planet,” said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Government and Commercial Programs. “We are proud to empower critical Earth science research through our long-standing NASA partnership." Relive the countdown and launch in our Atlas V Landsat 9 launch blog.