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Greenhouse gases observation from space: overview of TANSO and GOSAT
Author(s): Takashi Hamazaki

Paper Abstract

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is developing Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT). GOSAT is the first satellite to monitor the columnar density of carbon dioxide and methane operationally from space. The GOSAT is the joint endeavor with JAXA, National Institute for Environmental Studies and Ministry of the Environment. The GOSAT will be launched with the H-IIA launch vehicle in early 2009. This paper shows the overview of GOSAT and its mission instrument, TANSO. Mission objectives, sensor and satellite design, its performance and summary of ground test results are also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10566, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008, 1056621 (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308255
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Takashi Hamazaki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10566:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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