Full Name Global Change Observation Mission-Water
aka Shizuku
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 18 May 2012
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 38337 (TLE)
International Designator 2012-025A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 700 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:30 Repeat Cycle 16 days
Objectives and Applications Understanding of the water cycle mechanism.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields AMSR2
Cloud particle properties and profile AMSR2
Liquid water and precipitation rate AMSR2
LandSoil moisture AMSR2
OceanOcean surface winds AMSR2
Surface temperature (ocean) AMSR2
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth AMSR2
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AMSR2
Mission Instruments
AMSR2 - Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
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