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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – AGENCY SUMMARY - JAXA
Agency Name Full Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency CEOS Member yes
Agency Country Japan Agency Website http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html
Agency Mission Timeline click here
Agency Series
SeriesMissions
ADEOSADEOS, ADEOS-II
ALOSALOS, ALOS-2
GCOMGCOM-W, GCOM-C, GCOM-W2, GCOM-C2, GCOM-C3, GCOM-W3
GMSGMS-4, GMS-5
MOSMOS-1, MOS-1B
Current Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Aqua 04 May 2002 Sep 2017 AIRS, AMSR-E, AMSU-A, CERES, HiRDLS, HSB, MODIS
GOSAT 23 Jan 2009 Mar 2018 TANSO-CAI, TANSO-FTS
GCOM-W 18 May 2012 May 2017 AMSR-2
GPM Core 27 Feb 2014 May 2017 DPR, GMI
ALOS-2 24 May 2014 May 2019 CIRC, PALSAR-2 (ALOS-2)
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
GCOM-C Dec 2016 Dec 2021 SGLI
GOSAT-2 Jan 2018 Jan 2023 TANSO-CAI-2, TANSO-FTS-2
EarthCARE Dec 2018 Dec 2021 ATLID, BBR (EarthCARE), CPR (EarthCARE), MSI (EarthCARE)
Planned Missions
None.
Considered Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
GCOM-W2   AMSR-2
GCOM-W3   AMSR-2
GCOM-C2 2020 2025 SGLI
GCOM-C3 2024 2029 SGLI
Completed Missions
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
GMS-3 06 Sep 1983 01 Jun 1990 -
MOS-1 19 Feb 1987 29 Nov 1995 MESSR, MSR, VTIR
GMS-4 06 Sep 1989 01 Jun 1995 DCS (JAXA), GMS Comms, VISSR (GMS-4)
MOS-1B 07 Feb 1990 17 Apr 1996 DCS (JAXA), MESSR, MSR, VTIR
JERS-1 11 Feb 1992 12 Oct 1998 JERS-1 Comms, L-band SAR, OPS
GMS-5 18 Mar 1995 01 Jun 2005 DCS (JAXA), GMS Comms, VISSR (GMS-5)
ADEOS 17 Aug 1996 30 Jun 1997 ADEOS Comms, AVNIR, ILAS, IMG, NSCAT, OCTS, POLDER, RIS, SEM (JAXA), TOMS
TRMM 27 Nov 1997 08 Apr 2015 CERES, LIS, PR, TMI, VIRS
ADEOS-II 01 Nov 2002 24 Oct 2003 ADEOS Comms, AMSR, GLI, ILAS-II, POLDER-2, SeaWinds
ALOS 24 Jan 2006 22 Apr 2011 AVNIR-2, PALSAR, PRISM
ISS/JEM 10 Sep 2009 19 Jan 2011 CIRC, SMILES
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
AMSR-2GCOM-W, GCOM-W2, GCOM-W3
CIRCALOS-2
CIRCISS/JEM
DPRGPM Core
NMSePOP on CASSIOPE
PALSAR-2 (ALOS-2)ALOS-2
TANSO-CAIGOSAT
TANSO-FTSGOSAT
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
CPR (EarthCARE)EarthCARE, ESA Future Missions
Spectrometer (OCO-3)OCO-3-on-ISS
TANSO-CAI-2GOSAT-2
TANSO-FTS-2GOSAT-2
Approved Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
SGLIGCOM-C, GCOM-C2, GCOM-C3
Proposed Instruments None.
TBD Instruments None.
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
ADEOS CommsADEOS, ADEOS-II
AMSRADEOS-II
AMSR-EAqua
AVNIRADEOS
AVNIR-2ALOS
DCS (JAXA)GMS-4, MOS-1B, GMS-5
GLIADEOS-II
GMS CommsGMS-4, GMS-5
ILASADEOS
ILAS-IIADEOS-II
IMGADEOS
JERS-1 CommsJERS-1
L-band SARJERS-1
MESSRMOS-1B, MOS-1
MSRMOS-1B, MOS-1
OCTSADEOS
OPSJERS-1
PALSARALOS
POLDERADEOS
POLDER-2ADEOS-II
PRTRMM
PRISMALOS
RISADEOS
SEM (JAXA)ADEOS
SMILESISS/JEM
TOMSMeteor-3 N5, TOMS-EP, ADEOS, NIMBUS-7, QuikTOMS
VISSR (GMS-4)GMS-4
VISSR (GMS-5)GMS-5
VTIRMOS-1B, MOS-1
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