Nov 26, 2005Solar Array Drive Problem Causes Suspension of Landsat 5 Data Acquisitions

Nov 26, 2005 • Landsat 5’s back-up solar array drive began exhibiting unusual behavior today, with its rotation becoming sporadic and failing to maintain proper solar array sun-pointing resulting in its inability to provide sufficient power to charge the L5 batteries. In January 2005, the primary solar array drive failed under similar circumstances. Imaging operations […]