Himawari-1 (Geostationary Meteorological Satellite - 1)
1st flight unit of the Himawari programme.
Main mission: operational meteorology.
Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch
Data access link
Data access information
Data availble from the JMA Meteorological Data Center (MSC).
Details on Status
Operated from April 1978 to December 1981.
Replaced in December 1981 by GMS-2.
Activated as back-up for GMS-2 from January 1984 to June 1984.
14 Jul 1977
30 Jun 1989
Associated satellite programme and related satellites
Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational ,
blue tag : future
All known Instruments flying on
DCS Data Collection Service
SEM Space Environment Monitor
VISSR Visible-Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
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Satellite Field of View
Estimate of the satellite's footprint, assuming a zenith angle of 75
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