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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 NORAD Catalog # 14780 (TLE)
International Designator 1984-021A
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
Featured Datasets
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Collection 2
Dec-2020



CARD4L Landsat Collection 2 marks the second major reprocessing effort on the Landsat archive by the USGS that results in several data product improvements that harness recent advancements in data processing, algorithm development, and data access and distribution capabilities. Read more

GA Landsat Collection 3
Jul-2019



The United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Landsat satellite program has been capturing images of the Australian continent for more than thirty years. DEA takes the hundreds of thousands of images, prepares them for Australian conditions, and makes adjustments to correct inconsistencies caused by changes in the atmosphere each time an image is captured (i.e. absence or presence of cloud cover), so that the data can be analysed to provide information about our changing continent. This corrected data set is known as Landsat Surface Reflectance, and it forms the basis for many of the other information products produced by DEA. Products derived from the surface reflectance collection include Fractional Cover, Water Observations from Space, the Intertidal Extents Model, and High and Low Tide Composites. Read more

GFOI Coverage Reports
Jul-2017



The CEOS Space Data Coordination group (SDCG) coordinates space satellite data for CEOS initiatives, such as the Global Forest Observation Initiative (GFOI). In support of the SDCG, the CEOS Systems Engineering Office (SEO) produces historical coverage analyses utilizing the data archives for the Landsat, Sentinel-1, and Sentinel-2 missions. Currently, the SEO produces an individual report for more than 70 GFOI countries (listed below alphabetically). Read more
Groups: LSI-VC F&B SG

Landsat Collection 1
Sep-2016



Landsat Collection 1 consists of Level-1 data products generated from Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager (OLI)/Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS), Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+), Landsat 4-5 Thematic Mapper (TM)*, and Landsat 1-5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS) instruments. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 251 )
ABoVE: Annual Aboveground Biomass for Boreal Forests of ABoVE Core Domain, 1984-2014
ABoVE: Annual Phenology Derived from Landsat across the ABoVE Core Domain, 1984-2014
ABoVE: Ecosystem Map, Great Slave Lake Area, Northwest Territories, Canada, 1997-2011
ABoVE: Gridded 30-m Aboveground Biomass, Shrub Dominance, North Slope, AK, 2007-2016
ABoVE: Landsat-derived Annual Dominant Land Cover Across ABoVE Core Domain, 1984-2014
ABoVE: Landsat-derived Burn Scar dNBR across Alaska and Canada, 1985-2015
ABoVE: NDVI Trends across Alaska and Canada from Landsat, 1984-2012
ABoVE: Peak Greenness for Canadian Boreal Forest from Landsat 5 TM Imagery, 1984-2011
ABoVE: Riverbank Erosion and Vegetation Changes, Yukon River Basin, Alaska, 1984-2017
ABoVE: Surface Water Extent, Boreal and Tundra Regions, North America, 1991-2011

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 259 results)
Landsat Level2A images (Theia)
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: The Landsat land surface temperature products are being developed in response ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change, surface hydrologic modeling, biogeochemical cycling, water sup ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Wildfire mapping, biogeochemical cycling, surface hydrological processes, gree ...
Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Glacier database (glims.org), Randolph Glacier Inven ...
Landsat MSS ESA Archive
Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Geolocated Terrain Corrected Systematic processing
Landsat 5 TM and 7 ETM+ cloud free European coverage
ABoVE: Annual Aboveground Biomass for Boreal Forests of ABoVE Core Domain, 1984-2014
ABoVE: Annual Phenology Derived from Landsat across the ABoVE Core Domain, 1984-2014

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