Global Change Observation Mission - Water "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W)

GCOM (Global Change Observation Mission) is a project for the global and long-term observation of the Earth environment. GCOM is expected to play an important role in monitoring global water circulation and climate change. It will be a kind of health checkup of the Earth from space.
"SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W) was launched aboard the H-IIA launch vehicle in May 2012.
"GCOM-W carries the AMSR2 (Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2), an instrument to observe water-related targets such as precipitation, water vapor, sea surface wind speed, sea surface temperature, soil moisture, and snow depth.
Global and long-term observation (10-15 years) by GCOM will help scientists understand the mechanisms of water circulation and climate change.

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System Integration ■ NEC Corporation

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Solar Array Paddle ■ NEC Corporation

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Satellite Bus ■ NEC Corporation

[Internal Reference System]
[Reaction Wheel]
■ Mitsubishi Precision Co., Ltd

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Propulsion System ■ IHI AEROSPACE Co., Ltd.

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Monitor Camera for Spacecraft ■ MEISEI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.

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AMSR2 ■ Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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Ground System (Satellite Control / Mission Operations) ■ NEC Corporation
■ TIS Inc.
■ SPACE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT Co., Ltd.

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Ground System (Data processing) NS Solutions Corporation

System Integration ■ NEC Corporation
Solar Array Paddle ■ NEC Corporation
Satellite Bus ■ NEC Corporation

[Internal Reference System]
[Reaction Wheel]
■ Mitsubishi Precision Co., Ltd
Propulsion System ■ IHI AEROSPACE Co., Ltd.
Monitor Camera for Spacecraft ■ MEISEI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
AMSR2 ■ Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Ground System (Satellite Control / Mission Operations) ■ NEC Corporation
■ TIS Inc.
■ SPACE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT Co., Ltd.
Ground System (Data processing) NS Solutions Corporation

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