Landsat 5 – 25 years and counting!

Posted on Posted in general, Remote Sensing, space (not spatial)

landsat5That’s right, it was March 1st, 1984 when Landsat 5 lifted off on a expected 3-year Earth observation mission, and here we are 25 years later, and the old workhorse is still capturing imagery! So, congrats to NASA and Landsat 5 on a quarter century of documenting Earth from space!

You can read the NASA press release on the 25th anniversary of Landsat 5 here, with some interesting tidbits on some of the satellite’s issues over the years and how they’ve kept it orbiting and still capturing imagery.