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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

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    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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