Global Change Observation Mission begins regular observation operations |
10 August 2012
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) completed the initial functional verification of the Global Change Observation Mission 1st - Water "Shizuku" (GCOM-W1) and has moved to the regular observation operation on 10 August as scheduled.
The Shizuku satellite was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center on May 18, 2012.
JAXA will first perform the initial calibration and checkout during which acquired data will be compared with observation data on the ground for confirming data accuracy and make some data correction. The observation results will be released through press releases and the JAXA website.
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