March 2009


Landsat 5 launching on March 1, 1984 from Vandenberg AFB
Mar 1, 2009Earth Observing Landsat 5 Turns 25

132,969 … 132,970 … 132,971. Like a trusty watch counting up the minutes, the Landsat 5 satellite keeps on ticking, orbit after orbit around the Earth. Well beyond its design lifetime of 15,000 orbits, the satellite's trajectory could go askew [...]