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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: 35,994.8 km
Apogee: 36,084.0 km
Inclination: 13.5 °
Period: 1,448.7 minutes
Semi major axis: 42410 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   21130.88177962 -.00000113  00000-0  00000-0 0  9991
2 23522  13.5406  17.7935 0010520  70.1454 193.2846  0.99401894 95074
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC