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Himawari 5

"Geostationary Meteorological Satellite" redirects here. For meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit, see weather satellite.

Himawari or Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (GMS), was a series of Japanese weather satellites operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The first GMS satellite was launched 14 July 1977 from Cape Canaveral. The fifth and final satellite was launched 18 March 1995 from Tanegashima. The satellites were replaced by the Multifunctional Transport Satellite series.[1]

Launch history

Name Launch date
Rocket Launch site Mass
Himawari 1 1977-07-14 Delta 2914 Cape Canaveral 325kg
Himawari 2 1981-08-11 N-II (N8F) Tanegashima 296kg
Himawari 3 1984-08-03 N-II (N13F) Tanegashima 303kg
Himawari 4 1989-09-06 H-I (H20F) Tanegashima 325kg
Himawari 5 1995-03-18 H-II (3F) Tanegashima 344kg


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