BackForward Satellite: GOSAT-GW 

Satellite details
Acronym GOSAT-GW
Full name Global Observation SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the GOSAT programme.
  • Main missions: atmospheric chemistry and multi-purpose MW imagery.
  • Instrument descriptions not fully available. The optical payload will combine the GOSAT-2 TANSO-FTS/2 and TANSO-CAI/2.  The MW radiometer, AMSR-3, will be a follow-on of AMSR-2 being flown on GCOM-W, with addition of channels at 165.5 GHz and in the 183 GHz band.
Mass at launch 1700 kg Dry mass
Power 5000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • All data access provided by National Institute for Environmental Studies
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 666 km
ECT 13:30 asc


Space agency JAXAMOE
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • ECT to be confirmed.
Launch ≥2023 EOL ≥2030
Last update: 2020-08-21
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 GOSAT-GW

Acronym Full name
AMSR-3 Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - 3
TANSO-3 Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observations
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