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  • Land
  • Vegetation

    Instrument type
  • MSS
  • Mission
    Date of Launch:
    23 July 1972
    Mission Status:
    Out of service
    Orbit Height:
    917/705 km
    Orbit type:
    Sun Synchronous
    Swath Width:
    185 km
    Landsat MSS ESA Archive
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    Last update: 30/03/2020

    This dataset contains all the Landsat 1 to 5 Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) Level 1 GEO (geometrically corrected, L1G) and GTC (geometrically and terrain corrected, L1T) products acquired from 1975 to 1999 through the Kiruna, Maspalomas and Matera ESA stations. As a consequence, the special coverage coincides with the visibility masks of above stations, as depicted in below density maps.


    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.
    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 71 N, 22 S, 24 W, 44 E
    Temporal coverage: 01/01/1975 - 31/12/1999
    Processing level
    Level 1

    How to access this data
    Data are available online upon fast registration.


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


    Landsat products description document


    Landsat Products, Algorithms and Processing (MSS, TM & ETM+)


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