Landsat 5 & OSCAR-11

Launch Time
Thu Mar 01, 1984 17:59 UTC


Delta 3920
Image Credit: USAF or NASA
US Air Force
Status: Retired
Payload to LEO: 3,452 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 9

Mission Details

Landsat 5

A continuation of the Landsat Program, Landsat 5 was jointly managed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Data from Landsat 5 was collected and distributed from the USGS's Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS). Landsat 5 had a maximum transmission bandwidth of 85 Mbit/s. It was deployed at an altitude of 705.3 km (438.3 mi), and it took about 16 days to scan the entire Earth. The satellite was an identical copy of Landsat 4 and was originally intended as a backup.

Payloads: 1
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


UoSAT-2, which is also known as UO-11 and OSCAR-11, is a British satellite orbiting in Low Earth Orbit. The satellite functions as an amateur radio transmitter (known as an OSCAR) and was built at the University of Surrey.

Payloads: 1
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


SLC-2W, Vandenberg SFB, California, USA



21st orbital launch attempt

Delta 3000 Series

29th mission
1st mission of 1984
28th successful mission
26th consecutive successful mission