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Satellite details
Acronym ADEOS
Full name Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (original name: “Midori”)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the ADEOS programme.
  • Main missions: ocean observation, land observation and atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 3560 kg Dry mass
Power 4500 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from JAXA EORC or from the instrument providers.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 797 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency JAXA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 17 Aug 1996 EOL 30 Jun 1997
Last update: 2015-07-27
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ADEOS

Acronym Full name
AVNIR Advanced Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer
ILAS-I Improved Limb Atmosperic Spectrometer - I
IMG Interferometric Monitor for Greenhouse gases
NSCAT NASA Scatterometer
OCTS Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner
POLDER Polarization and Directionality of the Earth’s Reflectances
RIS Retroreflector In Space
TOMS Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer
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