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Program: Gosat

Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite, also called Ibuki (means "breath")

Japanese remote sensing program to measure greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, etc.) for the Kyoto protocol.

Ibuki is a collaborative project by JAXA, the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES,) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) to provide the world's first satellite to observe global greenhouse gasses from space. Data acquired by Ibuki will be used to learn the current status of global warming.

2 satellites planned, first launch in 2008

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