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GOSAT 2

GOSAT 2 [MELCO]

GOSAT 2 (Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite 2) JAXA's next generation satellite to monitor the greenhosue gases like carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere. It is the follow on to the GOSAT (Ibuki) mission.

In December 2013, Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO) was selected as the prime contractor for the spacecraft and the instruments.

Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: JAXA
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 670 km × 670 km, 98.0
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GOSAT 2 - 2018 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with KhalifaSat, Diwata 2b, PROITERES 2, Ten-Koh, AO-Stars, AUTcube 2
Further GOSAT missions: