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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Landsat 4 -
Full Name Landsat 4 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies USGS Launch Date 16 Jul 1982
Mission Links data access portal EOL Date 01 Aug 1993
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 13367 (TLE)
International Designator 1982-072A
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 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications
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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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

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

Landsat MSS ESA Archive
Jan-2013



The Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) instrument was carried aboard the Landsat 1 to 5 missions between 1972 and 2013. Global MSS acquisitions ended in 1999, even though Landsat 4 and 5 were still active. The Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) on the Landsat-1 to 5 missions was an opto-mechanical scanning instrument (whiskbroom technique, unidirectional operation) consisting of a double reflector-type telescope, scanning mirror, filters, detectors, and associated electronics. The collection is composed of the products acquired at ESA receiving stations (Fucino, Masplomas, Matera and Kiruna visibility masks). Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 93 )
ABoVE: Surface Water Extent, Boreal and Tundra Regions, North America, 1991-2011
Alabama Remote Sensing Archive Multispectral Imagery of Alabama from Landsat and Skylab
Amanda Bay Satellite Image Map 1:100 000
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Data Base, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska
BOREAS Landsat MSS Imagery: Digital Counts
BOREAS Landsat TM Level-3a Imagery: Scaled At-Sensor Radiance in BSQ Format
CALFIN Subseasonal Greenland Glacial Terminus Positions V001
Decadal Land Use and Land Cover Classifications across India, 1985, 1995, 2005
GFOI_Borneo_Island
Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) - Fiji

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