CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - MTSAT-2 -
Full Name Multi-functional Transport Satellite-2
aka Himawari-7
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies JMA, JCAB Launch Date 18 Feb 2006
Mission Links EOL Date 2017
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 28937 (TLE)
International Designator 2006-004A
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -145 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, aeronautical applications. MTSAT-2 was replaced by Himawari-8 in 2015, and remains in a standby role.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields IMAGER
Atmospheric Winds IMAGER
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature IMAGER
Liquid water and precipitation rate IMAGER
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) IMAGER
Mission Instruments
IMAGER - Imager/MTSAT
MTSAT Comms - Communications package for MTSAT
MTSAT DCS - Data Collection System for MTSAT
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 23 )
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 3 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 5 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dunhuang, China - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Frenchman Flat, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Ivanpah Playa, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - La Crau, France - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Libya 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Mauritania 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Mauritania 2 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 5 results: browser , table )
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Ar...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Northern Hemisphere (NH) Snow Cover Extent (SCE), Version 1. CLIMA...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate Change and Natural Variability Impact Assessment, Extreme Precipitatio...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Precipitation assessment; climate model evaluation; Cloud-precipitation-Radiat...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Snow cover and hydroclimate studies Snow-atmosphere studies Snow-sea ice studi...

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