Special Issue "Landsat 9 Pre-launch, Commissioning, and Early On-Orbit Imaging Performance"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Satellite Missions for Earth and Planetary Exploration".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 7284
Interests: landsat; optical; satellite; radiometry; calibration; validation
Interests: landsat; laboratory measurement; calibration; validation
Interests: landsat; remote sensing; geometry; calibration; validation
Interests: landsat; earth observation; radiometry; calibration; validation
With a successful launch on September 27, 2021, Landsat 9 joined the 50-year Landsat mission: the longest-running Earth-observing satellite program. Largely designed to be identical to Landsat 8, Landsat 9 carries updated Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instruments. Landsat 9 improvements include reduced stray-light in TIRS and an increased dynamic range bit-depth with OLI. Advances in pre-launch characterization gave a better understanding of the geometric, radiometric, spatial, spectral, etc. quality of both instruments. Activities during the commissioning period combined the pre-launch knowledge with the on-board calibration system responses and the latest vicarious calibration methods to ensure Landsat 9 OLI and TIRS were performing at or above the required levels while fitting seamlessly into the existing Landsat archive.
This Special Issue aims to cover all Landsat 9 calibration and validation activities performed to date to ensure its geometric, radiometric, spatial, spectral, etc. data quality. Topics may cover pre-launch characterization, testing, commissioning, and early on-orbit performance for either the Landsat 9 Operational Land Imager (OLI) and Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) instruments, spacecraft, or full observatories. Comparisons between Landsat 9 and other missions, including the existing Landsat archive, are also welcome.
Suggested themes and article types for submissions.
- Landsat 9 Design
- Landsat 9 Pre-Launch Testing
- Landsat 9 Geometric Performance
- Landsat 9 Radiometric Performance
- Landsat 9 Vicarious Calibration
- Landsat 9 Cross-Calibration
Dr. Lawrence Ong
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