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【Press Release】

IBUKI-2 (GOSAT-2) Successful Launch and Completion of Critical Operations Phase


The GOSAT-2 Project at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) announces that NIES has issued a press release.


GOSAT-2 was successfully launched by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 40 (H-IIA F40) from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center on October 29, 2018 (JST). With the completion of the series of operations such as powering up mission equipment, GOSAT-2 has been able to sustain itself in orbit. This concludes the critical operations phase.


For more details, please see the press release:




Updated: November 1, 2018