The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has been operating geostationary meteorological satellites since 1977.
JMA headquarters does the planning on JMA's meteorological satellites, and Meteorological Satellite Center (MSC) does the operation and development.
The Satellite Program Division belongs to the Observation Department of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), and is located in the HQ building in Tokyo.
The Division supervises matters on meteorological satellites, including:
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The Meteorological Satellite Center (MSC) was established in April 1977 as an auxiliary organ of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). MSC is located in Kiyose city in suburban Tokyo.
MSC is in charge of geostationary meteorological satellite operational matters, including:
MSC is also in charge of receiving imagery and data from NOAA's polar-orbiting meteorological satellites (POES) and EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS).
Satellite Program Division, Japan Meteorological Agency
E-mail: metsat AT met.kishou.go.jp