CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Landsat 7 -
Full Name Landsat 7
aka L7, Landsat-7
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies USGS, NASA Launch Date 15 Apr 1999
Mission Links mission site | mission site | data access portal | data access portal EOL Date Sep 2025
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 25682 (TLE)
International Designator 1999-020A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 697 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 08:00 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Earth resources, land surface, environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, disaster monitoring and assessment, ice and snow cover. 5-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations with the LST allowed to drift. Routine science mission data operations ended following the declaration of successful Landsat 9 operations. Landsat 7’s orbit has been lowered to accommodate a potential OSAM-1 servicing mission in the 2026 timeframe.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereCloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ETM+
Radiation budget ETM+
LandAlbedo and reflectance ETM+
Vegetation ETM+
Surface temperature (land) ETM+
Multi-purpose imagery (land) ETM+
Inland Waters ETM+
OceanOcean colour/biology ETM+
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) ETM+
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth ETM+
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness ETM+
Mission Instruments
ETM+ - Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus
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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 5 ETM+ GTC Systematic Processing
Jan-2003



The Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) instrument was introduced with Landsat-7. ETM+ data cover the visible, near-infrared, shortwave, and thermal infrared spectral bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 218 )
A bathymetric Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Brown Bay, Windmill Islands
A bathymetric Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Newcomb Bay, Windmill Islands
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: 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 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 12 results: browser , table )
Landsat 7 ETM+ 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
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change, surface hydrologic modeling, biogeochemical cycling, water sup...
Landsat Collection 2 - Level-2 - Data Cube - LCF 16 days
Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Glacier database (glims.org), Randolph Glacier Inven...
Landsat Level2A images (Theia)
Landsat ETM+ ESA archive
ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Calving Front...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Wildfire mapping, biogeochemical cycling, natural hazards, ecosystems studies,...

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