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HIMAWARI 5 (GMS 5)

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HIMAWARI 5 (GMS 5) is classified as:


NORAD ID: 23522
Int'l Code: 1995-011B
Perigee: 36,017.9 km
Apogee: 36,057.9 km
Inclination: 12.1 °
Period: 1,448.6 minutes
Semi major axis: 42408 km
RCS: 6.3095 m2 (large)
Launch date: March 18, 1995
Source: Japan (JPN)
Launch site: TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER (TNSTA)

GMS 5 was a Japanese geostationary meteorological spacecraft. It replaced GMS 4 (1989-070A) and was initially parked at 140 E longitude. It carried visible and infrared spin-scan radiometers that provided global pictures every 25 minutes at a resolution of 1.25 km (visible) and 5.0 km (infrared). It also had an infrared channel to monitor water vapor content in the atmosphere
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 23522U 95011B   16042.15206498 -.00000279  00000-0  00000+0 0  9996
2 23522  12.0905  34.9996 0004722  62.2068  54.5410  0.99407035 7609
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC

N2YO: 998