BackForward Satellite: Landsat-5 

Satellite details
Acronym Landsat-5
Full name Landsat-5
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of the LandSat programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
Mass at launch 1938 kg Dry mass 1407 kg
Power 1430 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 705 km
ECT 09:45 desc


Space agency USGSNASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • TDRSS link lost in 1987.  Then, data available only by direct-read-out.
  • Satellite was decommissioned on 29 June 2013 after 29 years on orbit.
Launch 01 Mar 1984 EOL 18 Nov 2011
Last update: 2015-07-28
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Landsat-5

Acronym Full name
MSS Multi-Spectral Scanner
TM Thematic Mapper
GPS GPS Receiver
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