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Gosat 1

Also called Ibuki


Designation 33492 / 09002A
Launch date 23 Jan 2009
Country of origin Japan
Mission Observation of high atmosphere
Perigee/Apogee 680 km, sun-synchronous
Inclination 98°
Period (3 days revisit)
Launch vehicle H2A #22

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Technical data


Prime contractor Nec-Toshiba Space Systems
Mass at launch 1750 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array 1 primary solar array + 1 backup
DC power 3.8 kW
Design lifetime 5 years

The instrument is Thermal And Near-infrared Sensor for carbon Observation (TANSO). It has 2 components.
TANSO FTS (Fourier Transform Spectrometer), will collect 56,000 data points of greenhouse gas densities every three days. Currently there are only less than 300 observation posts on the ground, ships, or aircraft to gather information on greenhouse gases.

Also has a Cloud and Aerosol Imager (TANSO-CAI).

Downlink on 2220 MHz and 8105 MHz.

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