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Adeos 2



Adeos 2, also known as Midori 2 is a Japanese (NASDA) remote sensing spacecraft that was launched by a H-2 rocket from Tanegashima Space Flight Center at 01:31 UT on 14 December 2002. The 3.7 tonne (with fuel), 5 kW spacecraft has the dimensions of 4 m x 4 m x 5 m, and has a single solar panel of 0.3 m x 24 m. It carries five instruments to monitor the global climate trends.

Alternate Names

  • 27597
  • Adeos2
  • Midori 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-12-14
Launch Vehicle: H-2
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • National Space Development Agency (NASDA) (Japan)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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