BackForward Satellite Programme: Himawari 4th Generation  

Programme details
Programme description
  • 4th generation Japanese operational meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit.
  • Follow-on of the 3rd generation Himawari satellites.
  • Main developments: Improved imager and hyperspectral sounder
  • Programme managed by JMA.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • Nominal position around 140°E.
  • The replacement policy is based on one satellite in standby in a neighbouring position.
Data circulation
Agencies JMA
Programme lifetime 2028 - 2038
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned