ADEOS 2 [NASDA]
The ADEOS 2 (Advanced Earth Observation Satellite 2) is the satellite which took over ADEOS's observation mission of monitoring frequent climate changes occurring in the world, expansion of the ozone holes, and global environmental changes, as well as investigating the causes of these phenomena.
ADEOS-II is equipped with two core sensors; AMSR for the observation of various physical content concerning water cycling regardless of day and night, and GLI for the observation of many field such as ocean, land and cloud with high precision, with the combination of other instruments such as Seawinds(NASA/JPL), POLDER(CNES), DCS(CNES), ILAS-II(EA). The ADEOS-II is expected to acquire the date necessary to understand the circulation of water and energy, and the circulation of carbon in order to contribute to study the global environment changes including seizing the mechanism of global environmental changes.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observation|
|Contractors:||Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)|
|Equipment:||AMSR, GLI, SeaWinds, POLDER, ILAS-II|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Orbit:||804 km × 807 km, 98.69°|
|ADEOS 2 (Midori 2)||2002-056A||14.12.2002||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-202||with WEOS, FedSat 1, Micro-Lab-Sat 1|