Landsat 7 satellite in the cleanroom prior to launch.
Landsat 7 satellite in the cleanroom prior to launch.

The Details

  • Launch Date: April 15, 1999
  • Status: operational despite Scan Line Corrector (SLC) failure May 31, 2003
  • Sensors: ETM+
  • Altitude: 705 km
  • Inclination: 98.2°
  • Orbit: polar, sun-synchronous
  • Equatorial Crossing Time: nominally 10 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 7

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