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ADEOS 2 (Midori 2)


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.

Observation Instruments:

  • Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR)
  • Global Imager (GLI)
  • Sea Winds (SeaWinds)
  • Polarization and Directionality of the Earth's Reflectances (POLDER)
  • Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer-II (ILAS-II)
Nation: Japan
Type / Application: Earth Observation
Operator: NASDA
Contractors: Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)
Equipment: AMSR, GLI, SeaWinds, POLDER, ILAS-II
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Mass: 3680 kg
Orbit: 804 km × 807 km, 98.69
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
ADEOS 2 (Midori 2) 2002-056A 14.12.2002 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with WEOS, FedSat 1, Micro-Lab-Sat 1
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