CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GOSAT -
Full Name Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite
aka Ibuki
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies JAXA, MOE (Japan), NIES (Japan) Launch Date 23 Jan 2009
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 33492 (TLE)
International Designator 2009-002A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.18 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.06 deg
Orbit Altitude 666 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:00 Repeat Cycle 3 days
Objectives and Applications Observation of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4) and solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF).
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols TANSO-CAI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature TANSO-CAI
Ozone TANSO-FTS
Trace gases (excluding ozone) TANSO-FTS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields TANSO-FTS
LandVegetation TANSO-CAI, TANSO-FTS
Mission Instruments
TANSO-CAI - Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Cloud and Aerosol Imager
TANSO-FTS - Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer
Featured Datasets
More Datasets
GOSAT Full Archive and Tasking
Jan-2009



GOSAT is a Japanese climate change EO mission, developed by JAXA. The mission carries two thermal and near infrared sensors for carbon observation – a Fourier Transform Spectrometer (TANSO-FTS) and a Cloud and Aerosol Imager (TANSO-CAI). The objective of the mission is to provide monitoring of the sources and sinks of CO2 on a sub-continental scale in support of the Kyoto protocol. ESA offers access to worldwide GOSAT data (both archived and new acquisitions) via the TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 22 )
ACOS GOSAT/TANSO-FTS Level 2 bias-corrected XCO2 and other select fields from the full-physics retri ...
ACOS GOSAT/TANSO-FTS Level 2 bias-corrected XCO2 and other select fields from the full-physics retri ...
ACOS GOSAT/TANSO-FTS Level 2 Full Physics Standard Product V7.3 (ACOS_L2S) at GES DISC
ACOS GOSAT/TANSO-FTS Level 2 Full Physics Standard Product V9r (ACOS_L2S) at GES DISC
CarbonTracker-Lagrange North America GOSAT Vertical Profile of Footprints V1 (CMS_CTL_NA_GOSAT_FOOTP ...
CARVE: Monthly Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations (2009-2013) and Modeled Fluxes, Alaska
CMS (Carbon Monitoring System) Methane (CH4) Flux for North America 0.5 degree x 0.667 degree V1 (CM ...
CMS GOSAT and ObsPack L4 Top-down yearly methane emissions for individual sectors at 0.5x0.625 degre ...
ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG CCI): Column-averaged CO2 from GOSAT generated w ...
ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Column averaged CO2 Merged Product generat ...

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 30 results: browser , table )
GOSAT TANSO FTS and CAI full archive and new products
ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Column-averaged CH4 from GOSAT generated w...
ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Column-averaged CO2 from GOSAT generated w...
ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Column-averaged CH4 from GOSAT generated w...
ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Column-averaged CH4 from GOSAT generated w...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Comparison with climate models and to obtain information on CH4 sources and si...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Comparison with climate models and to obtain information on CO2 sources and si...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Comparison with climate models.
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Comparison with climate models and to obtain information on CH4 sources and si...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Comparison with climate models and to obtain information on CH4 sources and si...

Want to explore more? Read about FedEO by ESA or click here to search FedEO or CMR OpenSearch by NASA