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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GMS-4 -
Full Name Geostationary Meteorological Satellite Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 06 Sep 1989
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Jun 1995
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -140 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Winds VISSR (GMS-4)
Mission Instruments
DCS (JAXA) - Data Collection System (JAXA)
GMS Comms - Communications package on GMS
VISSR (GMS-4) - Visible and Infra-red Spin Scan Radiometer (GMS-4)
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