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Landsat 5 has been on orbit for more than 27 years.
Over time, the USGS's Flight Operations Team has addressed numerous challenges as the spacecraft has aged.
Due to ongoing issues with the Landsat 5 transmitter, imaging may be interrupted in order to evaluate options for continued operations.