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Full Name Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite
aka Ibuki
Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies JAXA, MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan) Launch Date 23 Jan 2009
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2018
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.18 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.06 deg
Orbit Altitude 666 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:00 Repeat Cycle 3 days
Objectives and Applications Observation of greenhouse gases.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols TANSO-CAI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature TANSO-CAI
Ozone TANSO-FTS
Trace gases (excluding ozone) TANSO-FTS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields TANSO-FTS
LandVegetation TANSO-CAI, TANSO-FTS
Mission Instruments
TANSO-CAI - Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Cloud and Aerosol Imager
TANSO-FTS - Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer
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