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Satellite details
Acronym Himawari-5 (GMS-5)
Full name Himawari-5 (Geostationary Meteorological Satellite - 5)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of the Himawari programme (last of the 1st generation).
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Significant contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 747 kg Dry mass 344 kg
Power 300 W
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Data access information
  • Data availble from the JMA Meteorological Data Center (MSC).
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 140° E


Space agency JMAJAXA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Operated from June 1995 to May 2003.
  • VISSR stopped operating on 22 May 2003.
  • Continuity was provided by GOES-9 from 155E.
Launch 18 Mar 1995 EOL 22 May 2003
Last update: 2021-03-11
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Himawari-5 (GMS-5)

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
VISSR Visible-Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer
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Satellite Field of View

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