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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GOSAT-2 -
Full Name Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 Status Approved
Mission Agencies JAXA, MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan) Launch Date Jan 2018
Mission Links EOL Date Jan 2023
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 96.9 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.8 deg
Orbit Altitude 613 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:00 Repeat Cycle 6 days
Objectives and Applications Observation of greenhouse gases.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols TANSO-CAI-2
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature TANSO-CAI-2
Ozone TANSO-FTS-2
Trace gases (excluding ozone) TANSO-FTS-2
Atmospheric Temperature Fields TANSO-FTS-2
LandVegetation TANSO-CAI-2, TANSO-FTS-2
Mission Instruments
TANSO-CAI-2 - Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Cloud and Aerosol Imager-2
TANSO-FTS-2 - Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2
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