Spacecraft Operation Status

HIMAWARI-8

Himawari-8

Position: 140.7°E longitude

Observation: Operational

DCP delay: Operational

HIMAWARI-9

Himawari-9

Position: 140.7°E longitude

Observation: Standby

DCP delay: Standby



Observation Schedule

Annual Schedule
Satellite Operation Started Operation End
GMS 6 April 1987 21 December 1981
GMS-2 21 December 1981 27 September 1984
GMS-3 27 September 1984 14 December 1989
GMS-4 14 December 1989 21 June 1995
GMS-5 21 June 1995 22 May 2003
GOES-9 22 May 2003 28 June 2005
MTSAT-1R 28 June 2005 1 July 2010
MTSAT-2 1 July 2010 7 July 2015
Himawari-8 7 July 2015

  • The period in the table above shows the operation period as the primary satellite.
  • Reference "History page" to the operation of GOES-9.
  • Imaging Schedule