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Satellite details
Acronym Himawari-1 (GMS-1)
Full name Himawari-1 (Geostationary Meteorological Satellite - 1)
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the Himawari programme.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 682 kg Dry mass 326 kg
Power 291 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data availble in near-real-time from the JMA Meteorological Data Center (MSC).
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 140° E


Space agency JMAJAXA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 14 Jul 1977 EOL 30 Jun 1989
Last update: 2018-02-23
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Himawari-1 (GMS-1)

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
SEM Space Environment Monitor
VISSR Visible-Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite Field of View

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