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Landsat MSS ESA Archive

03 Aug 2021

DESCRIPTION

This dataset contains all the Landsat 1 to Landsat 5 Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) high-quality ortho-rectified Level 1 GEO and GTC dataset acquired by ESA over the Fucino, Kiruna (active from April to September only) and Maspalomas (on campaign basis) visibility masks.

The acquired Landsat MSS scene covers approximately 183 x 172.8 km. A standard full scene is nominally centred on the intersection between a path and row (the actual image centre can vary by up to 200 m). The altitude changed from 917 km to 705 km and therefore two World Reference Systems (WRS) were used. A full image is composed of 3460 pixels x 2880 lines with a pixel size of 60 m.

Two different product levels are available:

  • Geometrically and terrain corrected GTC Products (L1T): The most accurate level of processing as they incorporate Ground Control Points (GCPs) and a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to provide systematic geometric and topographic accuracy; with geodetic accuracy dependent on the number, spatial distribution and accuracy of the GCPs over the scene extent, and the resolution of the DEM used.
  • Geometrically corrected GEO Product (L1G): Normally generated where there is a lack of GCPs, and are derived purely from data collected by the sensor and spacecraft e.g. ephemeris data.

Matera density and coverage map
Matera density and coverage map

Kiruna density and coverage map
Kiruna density and coverage map

Maspalomas density and coverage map
Maspalomas density and coverage map

DETAILS

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
71 N, -24 S, -22 W, 44 E
Temporal coverage:
1975-04-25 - 1993-12-31

Landsat 1: 1975-04-25 - 1976-10-17 (No Maspalomas) Landsat 2: 1976-10-25 - 1982-01-16 (No Maspalomas) Landsat 3: 1978-07-25 - 1982-08-31 (No Maspalomas) Landsat 4: 1982-08-23 - 1985-12-31 (Maspalomas from 1984) Landsat 5: 1984-04-05 - 1993-12-31 (Maspalomas from 1988)

Date of launch:
1978-03-05, 1972-07-23, 1984-03-10, 1982-07-16, 1975-01-22
Operators:
USGS
Mission status:
completed
Orbit height:
917 km (Landsat-1 to Landsat-3), 705 km (Landsat-4 and Landsat-5)
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
185 km
Current Processor Version:
3.08
Resolution:
Medium Resolution - MR (20 - 500 m)
Wavelengths:
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)
Product types:
MSS_GTC_1P, MSS_GEO_1P

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 1 , level 1T , level 1G , multiple

HOW TO ACCESS THIS DATA

Users can freely access the collection using the below links and will be requested to login (new users shall register) to ESA EO Sign In to download the products.

ESA internal users can use their ESAAD account.

The products are available for download via the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) dedicated dissemination service and catalogue

The data is collection based and allows data browse and download through the treeview as well as via geographical catalogue search based on area of interest and metadata.

For further information about the EO Sign In Service you can visit TellUs

Should you need support please contact EOHelp

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to the Terms and Conditions for ESA's Third Party Missions scheme

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RESOURCES

Landsat products description document
Product Specifications
Landsat MSS Data Format Control Book (DFCB)
Product Specifications
Landsat Products, Algorithms and Processing (MSS, TM & ETM+)
Product Specifications
Matera density and coverage map
Map
Kiruna density and coverage map
Map
Maspalomas density and coverage map
Map
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