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Satellite details
Acronym JERS
Full name Japan Earth Resources Satellite
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the JERS programme.
  • Main mission: high-resolution land observation, by both optical and SAR instruments.
Mass at launch 1400 kg Dry mass
Power 2000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from JAXA/EORC.
  • Real-time availability at appointed stations.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 568 km
ECT 10:45 desc


Space agency JAXA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 11 Feb 1992 EOL 11 Oct 1998
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on JERS

Acronym Full name
OPS Optical Sensor
SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar
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