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Landsat MSS ESA Archive

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27 Mar 2020

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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

Kiruna density and coverage map

Maspalomas density and coverage map

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Spatial coverage: 

71 N, 24 S, 22 W, 44 E

Temporal coverage:

01/01/1975 - 31/12/1999

Landsat 1: 1975-04-25 - 1976-10-17 (No data available from Maspalomas station)

Landsat 2: 1976-10-25 - 1982-01-16 (No data available from Maspalomas station)

Landsat 3: 1978-07-25 - 1982-08-31 (No data available from Maspalomas station)

Landsat 4: 1982-08-23 - 1985-12-31 (Data available from Maspalomas station from 1984)

Landsat 5: 1984-04-05 - 1993-12-31 (Data available from Maspalomas station from 1988)

Date of launch:
1972-07-23 (Landsat-1) , 1975-01-22 (Landsat-2) , 1978-03-05 (Landsat-3) , 1982-07-16 (Landsat-4) , 1984-03-10 (Landsat-5)
Operators:
NOAA, NASA, USGS
Mission status:
Completed
Orbit height:
Landsat-1 to Landsat-3: 917 km
Landsat-4 and Landsat-5: 705 km
Orbit type:
Sun-Synchronous
Swath width:
185 km

Wavelengths: VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)

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Level 1, Level 1T, Level 1G,

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Registration Mode: Immediate  access. The collection is worldwide available and access immediately authorized upon submission of data registration request.

Searches based on Area of interest and metadata are possible by using the SO-CAT.

Data search, browse and download are  available through the TPM LOADS Online dissemination server.

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

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Get Help?
ESA Earth Observation User Services Portal
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