News Australia to join US satellite program in Landsat 2030 International Partnerships Initiative

Published:22 March 2024

The Australian Government has agreed to join Landsat Next, the pioneering satellite program led by NASA and the US Geological Survey, which will map and observe the changing surface of the Earth to support mining exploration, monitoring of the Earth’s climate, water and environment, crop and agricultural health, and management of floods, fires and natural disasters.

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King signed an in-principal agreement for Australia to partner in the Landsat Next program in Washington this month.

Landsat Next continues nearly 50 years of a close Earth observations partnership between Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey, and is anchored at the heart of Australia in Alice Springs.

The program will assure Australian access to the next generation of Landsat satellite data, which will deliver the best and clearest images we have ever had of our planet.