THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
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
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
LandAlbedo and reflectance TM
Vegetation TM
Surface temperature (land) TM
Multi-purpose imagery (land) MSS (Landsat), TM
OceanMulti-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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