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The MSS menu to your right provide information concerning the SPPA activities for this instrument. 

 

A brief description of the instrument and the mission operations are available in the sections below:

Sensor Description  |   Mission Operations Overview    

Minimize Mission Operations Overview

The following table illustrates the mission operation dates of Landsat 1-5.
 

Satellite

Launch Date

Expiration Date

Landsat 1

July 23 1972

January 6 1978

Landsat 2

January 22 1975

July 27 1983
(Removed from operations February 25 1982; placed in standby mode March 31 1983)

Landsat 3

March 5 1978

September 7 1983
(Placed in standby mode March 31 1983)

Landsat 4

July 16 1982

June 15 2001
(Removed from operations December 14 1993)

Landsat 5

March 1 1984

June 5 2013
(Global MSS acquisitions ended in 1999, however MSS was powered back on in 2012 where limited acquisitions were made until January 2013, following the loss of the TM sensor which ended in November 2011)