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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, ALOS-3, ALOS-4
GCOMGCOM-W, GCOM-C
GMSGMS-3, GMS-4, GMS-5
GOSATGOSAT, GOSAT-2, GOSAT-3
MOSMOS-1, MOS-1B
Current Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Aqua 04 May 2002 Sep 2020 AIRS, AMSR-E, AMSU-A, CERES, HSB, MODIS
GOSAT 23 Jan 2009 Dec 2018 TANSO-CAI, TANSO-FTS
GCOM-W 18 May 2012 Dec 2018 AMSR-2
GPM Core 27 Feb 2014 Sep 2020 DPR, GMI
ALOS-2 24 May 2014 May 2019 CIRC, PALSAR-2 (ALOS-2)
GCOM-C 23 Dec 2017 Dec 2022 SGLI
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
ALOS-3 Apr 2020 Mar 2028 Optical Sensors (Pan, Multi)
ALOS-4 Apr 2020 Mar 2028 ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
EarthCARE Jun 2021 Jun 2024 ATLID, BBR (EarthCARE), CPR (EarthCARE), MSI (EarthCARE)
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
GOSAT-3 2022 2028 AMSR-3, TANSO-FTS-3
Considered Missions
None.
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 (ISS/JEM), SMILES
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
AMSR-2GCOM-W, GCOM-W2, GCOM-W3
CIRCALOS-2
DPRGPM Core
NMSePOP on CASSIOPE
PALSAR-2 (ALOS-2)ALOS-2
SGLIGCOM-C, GCOM-C2, GCOM-C3
TANSO-CAIGOSAT
TANSO-CAI-2GOSAT-2
TANSO-FTSGOSAT
TANSO-FTS-2GOSAT-2
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
CPR (EarthCARE)EarthCARE, ESA Future Missions
Spectrometer (OCO-3)OCO-3-on-ISS
Approved Instruments None.
Proposed Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)ALOS-4
AMSR-3GOSAT-3
TANSO-FTS-3GOSAT-3
TBD Instruments None.
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
ADEOS CommsADEOS, ADEOS-II
AMSRADEOS-II
AMSR-EAqua
AVNIRADEOS
AVNIR-2ALOS
CIRC (ISS/JEM)ISS/JEM
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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