Digital Geography

The End of the Landsat 5 Era

If you have been working in the space remote sensing community for any length of time you have almost certainly crossed paths with Landsat 5. After 29 years of watching Earth, the U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 would be retired slowly over the coming months. Of course most people are looking forward to Landsat 8 (LDCM), but it is worth it to look back for a bit on Landsat 5, this stalwart icon of Earth remote sensing. More information from the USGS can be found at the official release As always, thanks for reading.