TM

Landsat 5

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Public Private Partnership: 

0Public Private Partnership

Landsat 5 was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on March 1, 1984, and like Landsat 4, carried the Multispectral Scanner (MSS) and the Thematic Mapper (TM) instruments. Landsat 5 delivered Earth imaging data nearly 29 years - and set a Guinness World Record For 'Longest Operating Earth Observation Satellite', before being decommissioned on June 5, 2013.

Instrument: 

  • MSS
  • TM

Launch Date: 

Thu, 01/03/1984

Life span: 

3years

De-orbited: 

Wed, 05/06/2013

Landsat 4

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0Public Private Partnership

Landsat 4 was launched on July 16, 1982. The Landsat 4 spacecraft was significantly different than that of the previous Landsats, and Landsat 4 did not carry the RBV instrument.
In addition to the Multispectral Scanner System (MSS) instrument, Landsat 4 (and Landsat 5) carried a sensor with improved spectral and spatial resolution, i.e., the new satellites could see a wider (and more scientifically-tailored) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum and could see the ground in greater detail. This new instrument was known as the Thematic Mapper (TM).

Instrument: 

  • MSS
  • TM

Launch Date: 

Fri, 16/07/1982

De-orbited: 

Tue, 14/12/1993
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