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Satellite details
Acronym Landsat-1 (ERTS)
Full name Landsat-1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the LandSat programme, initially named Earh Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS).
  • Main mission: land observation.
Mass at launch Dry mass 816 kg
Power 515 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Real-time data are available at appointed acquisition stations.
  • Off-line data are available from the USGS EROS DataCenter.
  • Free-access data are available from the EDC by Internet.
  • For details, see
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 907 km
ECT 10:00 desc


Space agency USGSNASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 23 Jul 1972 EOL 02 Jan 1978
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Landsat-1 (ERTS)

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection System
MSS Multi-Spectral Scanner
RBV Return-Beam Vidicon camera
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