BackForward Satellite: GCOM-C1 

Satellite details
Acronym GCOM-C1
Full name Global Change Observation Mission for Climate - 1
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the GCOM-C programme.
  • Main missions: ocean colour, vegetation processes, aerosol.
Mass at launch 2093 kg Dry mass 1917 kg
Power 4250 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available at JAXA for the general user community
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 798 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency JAXA
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 23 Dec 2017 EOL ≥2022
Last update: 2017-12-23
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GCOM-C1

Acronym Full name
SGLI Second-generation Global Imager
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