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The AMSR series website (AMSRs web) has been launched to provide information on GCOM-W/AMSR2 (2012-present), Aqua/AMSR-E (2002-2011), ADEOS-II/AMSR (2002-2003), and GOSAT-GW/AMSR3, which is scheduled to be launched in JFY 2023. The latest information is available on the new site below.

Specification and Products

【Satellite: Main Characteristics of GCOM-W 】


Main Characteristics of GCOM-W
Item Specification
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2)
Mission Life 5 years
Launch May 18,2012 H-IIA
Weight 1910kg
Dimension Dual solar- paddle design
5.1m (X)×17.5m (Y)×3.4m (Z)
Orbit Sun-synchronous
Altitude 699.6km
Inclination 98.186deg.
Local sum time at
Ascending node
13:30 ±15 minutes

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