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Himawari-8

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July 14, 2015

Japan’s New Weather Satellite Provides Whole-Planet View

Japan’s Himawari-8 weather satellite was launched on Oct. 7, 2014, and began operation on July 7, 2015. The satellite is in a geostationary orbit  22,000 miles from Earth, allowing for a full global view at twice the resolution of similar weather satellites. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) operates the next-generation weather satellite with a view

January 14, 2015

Himawari Imager Captures Detailed Weather Images

The Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 weather satellite, which was launched in October 2014, returned its first images Jan. 8, 2015. The images from the Exelis-built sensor are taken in 16 visible and infrared bands, including three-color visible bands.