Termination of direct dissemination service via MTSAT-1R
Imagery from the previous MTSAT-2 operational satellite is currently provided directly via MTSAT-1R through the L-band frequency High-Rate Information Transmission (HRIT) and Low-Rate Information Transmission (LRIT) services. JMA will terminate these services at 0630 UTC on 4 December 2015.
As a replacement, JMA has provided the HimawariCast service
since January 2015. HimawariCast disseminates imagery from the currently
operational Himawari-8 satellite via a communication satellite.
Dedicated equipment is needed to receive HimawariCast data. It should be
noted that the receiving equipment for direct dissemination via MTSAT-1R
will not work for HimawariCast data. For more information, see: