BackForward Satellite: GCOM-C 

Satellite details
Acronym GCOM-C
Full name Global Change Observation Mission for Climate
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the GCOM programme.  Japanese name: ""Shikisai"
  • Main missions: ocean colour, vegetation processes, aerosol.
Mass at launch 2093 kg Dry mass 1917 kg
Power 4250 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data will be available at JAXA 1 year after launch
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 798 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency JAXA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 23 Dec 2017 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2024-01-23
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-C

Acronym Full name
SGLI Second-generation Global Imager
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