Satellite Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (Ibuki, GoSAT) of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (Ibuki, GoSAT)
Country of Operator/Owner Japan
Operator/Owner Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Users Civil
Purpose Earth Science
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit Sun-Synchronous
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 668
Apogee (km) 670
Eccentricity 0.000142065634323057
Inclination (degrees) 98.1
Period (minutes) 98.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 1750
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts) 3800
Date of Launch 23-01-2009
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Mitsubishi Electric
Country of Contractor Japan
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Launch Vehicle H2A
COSPAR Number 2009-002A
NORAD Number 33492
Comments Observe the concentration and distribution of greenhouse gases across most of the Earth´s surface.


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