Landsat-4

Applications: Earth resources, land surface, environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, disaster monitoring and assessment, ice and snow cover

Operator: NASA/NOAA/USGS

Sensor Type: Optical

Highest Resolution: 30m

Widest swath width: 185km

Number of Bands/Modes: 11

Launched: 16th Jul 1982, June 2001

Nationality: American

Revisit Interval: 16 days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name Multi-spectral Scanner/Thematic Mapper
Parameters Measured TM [B (0.45-0.52um), G (0.52-0.60um), R (0.63-0.69um), NIR (0.76-0.90um), SWIR (1.55-1.75um), SWIR (2.08-2.35um), TIR (10.4-12.5um)] MSS[G (0.5-0.6um), R (0.6-0.7um), R/NIR (0.7-0.8um), NIR (0.8-1.1um)]
Sensor Type Optical Sensor
Purpose The purpose of Landsat is to provide repetitive daytime acquisition of high-resolution data of the Earth's surface on a global basis and to demonstrate that remote sensing from space is a feasible and practical approach to efficient management of the Earth's resources.
Applications Earth resources, land surface, environmental monitoring, agriculture and forestry, disaster monitoring and assessment, ice and snow cover.
Data Cost and Access Public - Free with registration
Start Date of Collection 1982-07-16
End Date of Collection 2001-06-15
Spatial Resolution (meters) 30
Frequency of Collection {16}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact custserv@usgs.gov
Lineage The Landsat spacecraft series evolved from an experimental program (LS-1 to LS-3) to an operational program (LS-4 and LS-5) as NASA developed and launched considerably improved spacecraft that were placed into lower orbits than the previous Landsat spacecraft and carried improved instrument suites.
Additional Information N/A