Himawari-5 (Geostationary Meteorological Satellite - 5)
5th flight unit of the Himawari programme (last of the 1st generation).
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 June 1995 to May 2003.
VISSR stopped operating on 22 May 2003.
Continuity was provided by GOES-9 from 155E.
18 Mar 1995
22 May 2003
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
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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