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

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

Landsat 5 TM GTC Systematic Processing
Jan-2013



The Thematic Mapper (TM) instrument was carried aboard Landsat 4 & 5, where it measured surface radiance and emittance, lands cover state and change. The collection is composed of the products acquired at ESA receiving stations (Fucino, Masplomas, Matera and Kiruna visibility masks) plus data from the campaign at Chetumal (Mexico) and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Libreville (Gabon) and Malindi (Kenya). Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 278 )
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: Lake Growing Season Green Surface Reflectance Trends, AK and Canada, 1984-2019
ABoVE: Landsat Tundra Greenness and Summer Air Temperatures, Arctic Tundra, 1985-2016
ABoVE: Landsat Vegetation Greenness Trends, Boreal Forest Biome, 1985-2019
ABoVE: Landsat-derived Annual Disturbance Agents Across ABoVE Core Domain, 1987-2012
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

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 13 results: browser , table )
ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Calving Front...
Landsat Level2A images (Theia)
Landsat MSS ESA Archive
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change, surface hydrologic modeling, biogeochemical cycling, water sup...
Landsat Collection 2 - Level-2
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Wildfire mapping, biogeochemical cycling, surface hydrological processes, gree...
Landsat TM ESA archive
Landsat 5 TM European and Mediterranean Countries Cloud Free Collection
ESA Lakes Climate Change Initiative (Lakes_cci): Lake products, Version 2.1
ESA Lakes Climate Change Initiative (Lakes_cci): Lake products, Version 1.1

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