Landsat 4 Launches

Landsat 4 Launches
  • Credit:

    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.

Images & Animations


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  • 946x710
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  • TIFF 56 MB


  • Data Date:

    November 15, 1982
  • Visualization Date:

    May 17, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 4 - TM


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