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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Himawari-8 -
Full Name Himawari-8 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies JMA Launch Date 07 Oct 2014
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2029
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -140.7 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, environmental monitoring
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols AHI
Atmospheric Humidity Fields AHI
Atmospheric Winds AHI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature AHI
Liquid water and precipitation rate AHI
Atmospheric Temperature Fields AHI
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) AHI
Mission Instruments
AHI - Advanced Himawari Imager
Himawari Comms - Communications package for Himawari
Himawari DCS - Data Collection System for Himawari
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