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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 EOL Date Mar 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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