Drawing of Landsat 5 satellite.

Drawing of Landsat 5 satellite.

The Details

  • Launch Date: March 1, 1984
  • Status: MSS instrument decommissioned
  • 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

+ read about the history of Landsat 5