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Global Change Observation Mission - Climate
Also called Shikisai


Designation 43065 / 17082A
Launch date 23 Dec 2017
Country of origin Japan
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 805 km, sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.2°
Period 100.9 min
Launch vehicle H2A #50

Will provide a global, long-term observation of Earth's environment. Will contribute to an understanding of water circulation mechanisms and climate change.

GCOM consists of two satellite series, the GCOM-W and GCOM-C. The GCOM-C, carrying a SGLI (Second generation GLobal Imager), conducts surface and atmospheric measurements related to the carbon cycle and radiation budget, such as clouds, aerosols, ocean color, vegetation, and snow and ice.

Optical imager, multi-channel observation at wavelengths from near-UV to thermal infrared wavelengths (380nm to 12µm.) It obtains global observation data once every 2 or 3 days, with resolutions of 250m to 1km.

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