Full Name Global Change Observation Mission - Water3 Status Cancelled
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date
Mission Links mission site EOL Date
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
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
Objectives and Applications Understanding of water circulation 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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