Imagery satellite LANDSAT-5 was launched on March 1, 1984 and became the longest-operating Earth Observation imagery satellite when it was finally decommissioned on June 5, 2013. Its applications extend to fields such as global change detection, agriculture, water quality and resource management.
The satellite has two sensors: Multi-Spectral Scanner (MSS) and the Thematic Mapper (TM).
MSS has a Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of 60m and the TM has a GSD of 30m, both with a 16 day revisiting time.
To download Landsat-5 imagery from our portal, you will need to obtain a free user account from the United States Geological Survey.
© Landsat imagery courtesy of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and U.S. Geological Survey
Overview of LANDSAT-5
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Parameter LANDSAT-5
Orbit Altitude 705km
Spectral Bands Eleven spectral bands (450-12500nm) with five visible (30-60m), four near-infrared (30-60m), one mid-infrared (30m) and one thermal (120m) band
Swath Width 185km
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 30-120
Launch/Life Expectancy 1984 - 2013
Revisit Time 16 days
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