Satellite MTSAT-2 (Multi-Functional Transport Satellite) of Japan Meteorological Agency/Meteorological Satellite Center (MSC)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names MTSAT-2 (Multi-Functional Transport Satellite)
Country of Operator/Owner Japan
Operator/Owner Japan Meteorological Agency/Meteorological Satellite Center (MSC)
Users Government
Purpose Meteorology
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 145.06
Perigee (km) 35776
Apogee (km) 35797
Eccentricity 0.000249071910618766
Inclination (degrees) 0.01
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 2900
Dry Mass (kg.) 1250
Power (watts) 2700
Date of Launch 18-02-2006
Expected Lifetime 5 yrs.
Contractor Mitsubishi Electric/Boeing/Alcatel
Country of Contractor Japan
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center
Launch Vehicle H2A
COSPAR Number 2006-004A
NORAD Number 28937
Comments Meteorological satellite; will also relay ground weather data to the Meteorological Satellite Center; in standby mode until 2010.


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