Day: June 26, 2013

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Historic Landsat 5 Mission Ends

When the Landsat 5 satellite launched on March 1, 1984, it was expected to last at least three years. More than 29 years and 2.5 million images later, the U.S. Geological Survey issued the final command to the aged satellite on June 5, 2013, and officially decommissioned it on June 19.

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