GOSAT 2 [MELCO]
GOSAT 2 (Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite 2) is 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.
It will monitor the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide with increased accuracy to continue and improve GOSATs work. The observation accuracy is 0.5 ppm for carbon dioxide and 5 ppb for methane at a 500-km mesh over land.
GOSAT 2 features two instruments:
In December 2013, Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO) was selected as the prime contractor for the spacecraft and the instruments.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observation|
|Contractors:||Mitsubishi Electric (MELCO)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||585 km × 599 km, 97.85°|
|GOSAT 2 (Ibuki 2)||2018-084B||29.10.2018||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-202||with KhalifaSat, Diwata 2B, Ten-Koh, AUTcube 2, STARS-AO|