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Satellite details
Acronym Himawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)
Full name Himawari-6 (Multifunction Transport Satellite -1R)
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the MTSAT series, replacing MTSAT-1 failed at launch in 1999.
  • Mission: operational meteorology.
Mass at launch 2900 kg Dry mass 1600 kg
Power 3000 W
Data access link http://mscweb.kishou.go.jp/support/index.htm
Data access information
  • Near-real time full resolution IMAGER image data and DCP messages by HRIT.
  • Image segments of IMAGER by LRIT.
  • Note: The link provided is to the MTSAT User's Guide, including information about Direct Broadcast and other data services.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 140° E

 

Space agency JMAJCAB
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Imagery mission taken up by MTSAT-2 on 1st July 2010.
  • Provision of HRIT and LRIT service for MTSAT-2 data  until 4 December 2015.
  • DCP service closed on 7 July 2015.
  • Imagery of the Japanese area at 5-min intervals in daylight since 2011.
  • Imagery of the Australian continent in January-March 2014 at 10-min intervals to support an international field campaign in Darwin.
Launch 26 Feb 2005 EOL 04 Dec 2015
Last update: 2017-12-11
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 Himawari-6 (MTSAT-1R)

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
JAMI Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager
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Satellite Field of View

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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
CDAS S-E 1677 MHz 10M0G1D 10000  kHz linear D 2700  kbps Raw data
HRIT E-S 2029.1 MHz 6M00G1D 6000  kHz linear D 3500  kbps High resolution data. Service terminated in Dec 2015
HRIT S-E 1687.1 MHz 6M00G1D 6000  kHz linear D 3500  kbps High resolution data. Service terminated in Dec 2015.
HiRID E-S 2029.1 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz linear D 660  kbps High resolution data - This service was terminated in March 2008
HiRID S-E 1687.1 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz linear D 660  kbps High resolution data - This service was terminated in March 2008
LRIT E-S 2033 MHz 250KG1D 250  kHz linear D 150  kbps Selected data. Service terminated in Dec 2015.
LRIT S-E 1691 MHz 250KG1D 250  kHz linear D 150  kbps Selected data. Service terminated in Dec 2015.
WEFAX E-S 2033 MHz 260KF3C 260  kHz linear A 1.68  kHz Weather facsimile - This service was terminated in March 2008
WEFAX S-E 1691 MHz 260KF3C 260  kHz linear A 1.68  kHz Weather facsimile - This service was terminated in March 2008
DCS E-S 2034.933 MHz 6K00G1D 6  kHz linear D 0.1  kbps DCP interrogation
DCS E-S 2034.925 MHz 6K00G1D 6  kHz linear D 0.1  kbps DCP interrogation
DCS E-S 2034.974 MHz 6K00G1D 6  kHz linear D 0.1  kbps DCP interrogation
DCS E-S 402 - 402.4 MHz 2K00G1D 2  kHz RHCP D 0.1  kbps DCP reports
DCS E-S 402 - 402.4 MHz 4K00G1D 4  kHz RHCP D 0.3  kbps DCP reports
DCS E-S 402 - 402.4 MHz 6K00G1D 6  kHz RHCP D 0.6  kbps DCP reports
DCS S-E 1694.3 - 1694.7 MHz 2K00G1D 2  kHz linear D 0.1  kbps DCP report relay
DCS S-E 1694.3 - 1694.7 MHz 4K00G1D 4  kHz linear D 0.3  kbps DCP report relay
DCS S-E 1694.3 - 1694.7 MHz 6K00G1D 6  kHz linear D 0.6  kbps DCP report relay
TC & Ranging E-S 2100.164 MHz 550KGXX 550  kHz RHCP D 0.5  kbps Telecommand and ranging
TM & Ranging S-E 2280.721 MHz 1M10GXX 1100  kHz RHCP D 7.68  kbps Telemetry and ranging
TC E-S 2034.2 MHz 300KGXX 300  kHz linear D 0.5  kbps Telecommand
TM S-E 1694 MHz 400KGXX 400  kHz linear D 7.68  kbps Telemetry