BackForward Satellite: Himawari-8 

Satellite details
Acronym Himawari-8
Full name Himawari-8
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the Himawari 3rd generation programme.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Additional mission: environmental applications
Mass at launch 3500 kg Dry mass 1300 kg
Power 2600 W
Data access link http://www.data.jma.go.jp/mscweb/en/himawari89/cloud_service/cloud_service.html
Data access information
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 140.7° E

 

Space agency JMA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Replaced MTSAT-2 as operational satellite on 7 July 2015.
Launch 07 Oct 2014 EOL ≥2029
Last update: 2017-01-20
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-8

Acronym Full name
AHI Advanced Himawari Imager
DCS Data Collection Service
SEDA Space Environment Data Acquisition monitor
Show instrument status and calibration
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 18284.6 MHz 110MG1D 110000  kHz linear D 66000  kbps Raw data
CDAS S-E 18284.6 MHz 110MG1W 110000  kHz linear D 66000  kbps Raw data
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 18399 - 18400 MHz 2K00G1D 2  kHz linear D 0.1  kbps DCP report relay
DCS S-E 18399 - 18400 MHz 4K00G1D 4  kHz linear D 0.3  kbps DCP report relay
DCS S-E 18399 - 18400 MHz 6K00G1D 6  kHz linear D 0.6  kbps DCP report relay
TC & Ranging E-S 14125 MHz 40K0G2D 40  kHz LHCP D 0.5  kbps Telecommands and ranging
TC & Ranging E-S 14125 MHz 250KG9W 250  kHz LHCP D 0.5  kbps Telecommands and ranging
TC & Ranging E-S 14125 MHz 620KF3N 620  kHz LHCP A -  kHz Telecommands and ranging
TM & Ranging S-E 12475 MHz 1M20G2D 1200  kHz LHCP D 15,36  kbps Telemetry and ranging
TM & Ranging S-E 12475 MHz 1M20G9W 1200  kHz LHCP D 15,36  kbps Telemetry and ranging