CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ETS-VIII -
Full Name Engineering Test Satellite VIII Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 18 Dec 2006
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 18 Dec 2016
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Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 35786 km Orbit Longitude 146 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications ETS-VIII (Engineering Test Satellite VIII) is an advanced JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) technology demonstration satellite with the aim to develop and verify the world's largest geostationary satellite-bus technology, considered to be necessary for space missions at the beginning of the 21st century.
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