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Mtsat-1R

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2005-006A

Description

Mtsat-1R is a Japanese geostationary weather satellite that was launched by a H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima prefecture at 09:25 UT. The 1.78 tonne, satellite will make continuous observations of Earth's surface and cloud cover. Another package on-board will relay transmissions from mobile telephones. It is expected to replace HIMAWARI 5 after parking over 140 deg-E longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28622

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-02-26
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)

Discipline

  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
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