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Landsat 5 History

March 1, 1984 – January 2013

​Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) operational imaging ended in November 2011.
Landsat 5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS) was powered back on in 2012 and collected data until January 2013.
The satellite was decommissioned June 5, 2013.

USGS Decommissioning Announcement (December 2012)
Landsat 5 Decommissioning Details
The Legacy of Landsat 5: Your Thoughts on Its Service and Legacy!
March 2009 - Earth Observing Landsat 5 Turns 25 Years Old (NASA video)

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Landsat 5

Figure 1. Landsat 5

Multispectral Scanner (MSS)
Acquisitions of Landsat 5 MSS data over the United States ceased in 1992; global acquisitions ended in 1999. Limited acquisitions were made from June 2012 through January 2013, after the loss of the TM sensor on the satellite. Thematic Mapper (TM)
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