Model of Landsat 4 satellite.

Model of Landsat 4 satellite.

The Details

  • Launch Date: July 16 , 1982
  • Status: decommissioned, June 15, 2001
  • Sensors: TMMSS
  • Altitude: 705 km
  • Inclination: 98.2°
  • Orbit: polar, sun-synchronous
  • Equatorial Crossing Time: nominally 9:45 AM (± 15 min.) local time (descending node)
  • Period of Revolution : 99 minutes; ~14.5 orbits/day
  • Repeat Coverage : 16 days

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