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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - MTSAT-2 -
Full Name Multi-functional Transport Satellite-2
aka Himawari-7
Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies JMA, JCAB Launch Date 18 Feb 2006
Mission Links EOL Date 2017
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -145 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, aeronautical applications.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields IMAGER
Atmospheric Winds IMAGER
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature IMAGER
Liquid water and precipitation rate IMAGER
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) IMAGER
Mission Instruments
IMAGER - Imager/MTSAT
MTSAT Comms - Communications package for MTSAT
MTSAT DCS - Data Collection System for MTSAT
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