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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - MTSAT-1R -
Full Name Multi-functional Transport Satellite-1R
aka Himawari-6
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies JMA, JCAB Launch Date 26 Feb 2005
Mission Links EOL Date 04 Dec 2015
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -140 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, aeronautical applications.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields JAMI
Atmospheric Winds JAMI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature JAMI
Liquid water and precipitation rate JAMI
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) JAMI
Mission Instruments
JAMI - Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager
MTSAT Comms - Communications package for MTSAT
MTSAT DCS - Data Collection System for MTSAT
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