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Full Name Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2
aka Ibuki-2
Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies JAXA, MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan) Launch Date 29 Oct 2018
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Mar 2024
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 43672 (TLE)
International Designator 2018-084B
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 (CO2, CH4, CO) and solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF).
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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GOSAT-2 (Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite-2), which is also known as “IBUKI-2”, is a JAXA satellite dedicated to the observation of greenhouse gases. The satellite expands upon the capabilities of its predecessor and carries enhanced versions of the two mission instruments aboard the GOSAT satellite: it is able to observe levels of carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, water vapour in the atmosphere and also carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide levels. ESA offers access to worldwide GOSAT-2 data (both archived and new acquisitions) via the TPM scheme. Read more

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