USGS Comments, Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5 After 29 Years

IT seems that like the Eveready Bunny, Landsat 5 just keeps in ticking… however, according to the USGS it may be that time has run its course for Landsat 5 and retirement is now looming near. This from the USGS…  Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history.  By any measure, the Landsat 5 mission has been an extraordinary success, providing unprecedented contributions to the global record of land change. The USGS has brought the aging satellite back from the brink of failure on several occasions, but the recent failure of a gyroscope has left no option but to end the mission – See more