BackForward Satellite: ADEOS-2 

Satellite details
Acronym ADEOS-2
Full name Advanced Earth Observing Satellite - 2 (original name: “Midori-2”)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd (last) flight unit of the ADEOS programme.
  • Main missions: ocean observation, land observation, precipitation, atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 3700 kg Dry mass
Power 5300 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from JAXA EORC or from the instrument providers.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 812 km
ECT 10:30 desc


Space agency JAXA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 14 Dec 2002 EOL 25 Oct 2003
Last update: 2015-07-27
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on ADEOS-2

Acronym Full name
AMSR Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer
DCS Data Collection System
GLI Global Imager
ILAS-II Improved Limb Atmosperic Spectrometer - II
POLDER Polarization and Directionality of the Earth’s Reflectances
SeaWinds SeaWinds
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