March 1, 1984 – January 2013
Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) operational imaging ended in November 2011.
Landsat 5 Multispectral Scanner (MSS) was powered back on in 2012 and collected data until January 2013.
The satellite was decommissioned June 5, 2013.
Landsat 5 added to Guinness Book of World Records!
How to Manage a Satellite Going 17K MPH - The Story of Landsat 5
December 2012 - USGS Decommissioning Announcement
Landsat 5 Decommissioning Details
The Legacy of Landsat 5: Your Thoughts on Its Service and Legacy!
March 2009 - Earth Observing Landsat 5 Turns 25 Years Old (NASA video)
Figure 1. Landsat 5
Multispectral Scanner (MSS)
Thematic Mapper (TM)