Earth Observation Mission News
JAXA receives telemetry data from Ibuki-2 satellite in orbit
31 October 2018
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has received telemetry data from the second Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite-2 (GOSAT-2), Ibuki-2.
The data received by the agency confirms that the satellite attitude control system had transitioned to a stable state.
Following the satellite's separation from the launch vehicle, other operations, including power generation that supports its operation by the deployed solar array wings, ground communications and sound attitude control, occurred.
Source: Aerospace Technology
Image credit: NARITA Masahiro - Liftoff of an H-IIA Flight 19 launch vehicle.