GOSAT/Ibuki

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 23 januari 2009 -

Status Operational

Altitude 666

Orbit inclination 98.05

Equatorial crossing time 13:00:00

Orbit period 98.2

Satellite family: GOSAT (Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite)

GOSAT aka Ibuki is an Earth observation satellite and the world's first satellite dedicated to greenhouse-gas-monitoring, which will be used to measure densities of carbon dioxide and methane from 56,000 locations on the Earth's atmosphere.

The satellite was developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and launched on January 23, 2009, from the Tanegashima Space Center.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name TANSO-CAI (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Cloud and Aerosol Imager)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class Low (300 m - 1 km)
Swath width (at nadir) 1000 km
Sensor name TANSO-FTS (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class Low (300 m - 1 km)
Swath width (at nadir) 750 km