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Landsat RBV (Return Beam Vidicon Camera) was flown on Landsat 1 to Landsat 3. Measurements were only conducted in daylight. RBV imaged an entire ground scene instantaneously, providing a greater cartographic fidelity than MSS.
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HEDAVI – the EO data visualisation tool for ESA EO Heritage Missions

10 October 2016

For the last 30 years, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been providing Earth Observation (EO) data, technical information and data analysis tools in support of EO satellite missions. The HEDAVI (HEritage DAta Visualisation) service enables users to discover a wealth of heritage data from ESA's ERS and Envisat missions, as well as from Landsat-5 and Landsat-7, two important heritage Third Party missions at ESA, through ESA's heritage data programme ‘LTDP'.

New Landsat operational processor version 1.13

02 July 2012

Between 9 and 17 July 2012 the LANDSAT processor will be progressively upgraded to a new version (1.13) at ESA Stations.

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Operators NOAA, NASA, USGS
Date of Launch 23 July 1972
Mission Status Out of service
Orbit Height 917 km
Orbit Type Sun Synchronous
Repeat Cycle 18 days (Landsat 1-3)
Resolution 80 m
Swath Width 185 km
Onboard Sensors provided under TPM
  • RBV (Return Beam Vidicon Camera) - Only onboard Landsat 1 to 3