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Himawari 9



Himawari 9 is the second of two third-generation satellites in Japan’s Himawari weather-monitoring series. Alongside Himawari 8, which was launched in October 2014, it is expected to provide the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the Ministry of Transport with observational data into the late 2020s

Alternate Names

  • 41836
  • Himawari9

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2016-11-02
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 1300 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Communications
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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