NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
On July 16, 1982 Landsat 4 was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air
Force Base in central California. Landsat 4 carried the Multispectral Scanner
System (MSS) instrument, as well as a sensor with improved spectral and spatial
resolution known as the Thematic Mapper (TM). In this image the ocean is dark
blue, the bare ground is brown, agricultural fields are various shades of green, and
Vandenberg’s landing strip is bright white.