Saalex ELVIS 3 Team to Support Landsat 9 Earth Observation Satellite Launch

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (September 22, 2021) – Saalex Solutions will be supporting the upcoming Landsat 9 launch, a mission that is aimed at helping monitor the overall health of Earth. The launch is scheduled for 11:11 AM PDT September 27, 2021, from Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

Saalex’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) team is providing engineering, programmatic, and technical support for the launch. The ELVIS 3 team has worked on a number of past space launches, including recent SpaceX manned missions to the International Space Station.

Landsat 9 is the latest earth observation satellite in the U.S. Sustainable Land Imaging (SLI) program, an initiative designed to provide access to land imaging measurements of consistently high quality, and will continue for decades with the use of this spaceborne system. The Landsat 9 satellite in this mission will maintain the ongoing Landsat observation record of Earth's land surface.

Landsat 9 will provide the capacity to distinguish between human and natural factors causing changes in the global land surface, allowing us to quantify them more clearly. The Landsat 9 satellite will assist decision-makers in making educated choices when land use and resource availability problems occur around the world. This helps to bolster the global approach for monitoring the planet's overall health. Users of Landsat satellites have access to frequent observations, such as crop status reporting, water quality monitoring, and weekly tropical deforestation warnings.

“We are extremely proud to be part of this international initiative to battle climate change and help to improve the health of our planet,” said Travis Mack, president and CEO, Saalex. “Our ELVIS 3 team once again is playing a critical role in a tremendously important space mission, and I thank them for their efforts.”

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, the Federal services division of Saalex Corporation, supports Department of Defense agencies to include Navy, Army, Air Force, and NASA. It provides core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and information technology services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA. Learn more at www.saalex.com.

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