Known as the Landsat 2030 International Partnership Initiative, the program will take advantage of the new capabilities to be offered by Landsat Next Earth observation triple-satellite mission, which is due to launch in late 2030.

The long-running Landsat program is a partnership between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA.

According to the US Government, “NASA is harmonising Landsat Earth observation satellite data with European partners to enable faster access to international datasets for use by farmers, city planners, and other decision makers.”

“Earth observations are vital in the face of a changing climate,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Michael Brain.

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