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The Landsat Program is a series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.
On July 23, 1972, in cooperation with NASA, the Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS-1) was launched. It was later renamed Landsat 1. Additional Landsat satellites followed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Landsat 7 was launched in 1999. Landsat 8, launched on February 11, 2013, is the most recent satellite in the series.
Both Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 are currently in orbit and collecting data. Landsat 9 is in development, with a launch scheduled for late 2020.