Earth Observation Satellite

The IGS Radar 7 (Information Gathering Satellite), which is the second generation of Japanese radar reconnaissance satellites, has been developed in the first generation.

Name of SatelliteIGS Radar 7 (Information Gathering Satellite)
PurposeEarth Observation
ContractorMitsubishi Electric
Country of ContractorJapan
Launch Mass (kg.)1 500
Class of OrbitLEO
Perigee (km)477
Expected Lifetime (yrs.)5
Date of Launch26.01.2023
Launch SiteTanegashima Space Center
Launch VehicleH2A
COSPAR Number2023-012A
NORAD Number55329

The IGS-Radar 7 Earth Observation Satellite is operated from the Cabinet Satellite Information Center, which provides information on its own territory. Satellite is responsible for both Japan’s national defense and civil natural disaster monitoring.


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