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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Landsat 5 -
Full Name Landsat 5
aka L5, Landsat-5
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies USGS, NASA Launch Date 01 Mar 1984
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 05 Jun 2013
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 705 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:00 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Earth resources, land surface, environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, disaster monitoring and assessment, ice and snow cover.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature TM
Radiation budget TM
LandAlbedo and reflectance TM
Landscape topography TM
Vegetation TM
Surface temperature (land) TM
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MSS (Landsat), TM
OceanOcean colour/biology TM
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) TM
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth TM
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness MSS (Landsat), TM
Mission Instruments
MSS (Landsat) - Multispectral Scanner
TM - Thematic Mapper
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