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News Release Archive

2014

18 Dec. 2014 First images from Himawari-8
17 Oct. 2014 Himawari-8 enters geostationary orbit *PDF 9 kB
7 Oct. 2014 Himawari-8 successfully launched *PDF 47 kB
7 Aug. 2014 Himawari-8 is scheduled for launch on 7 Oct. 2014
1 Aug. 2014 MTSAT-2 Schedule for Equinox Season (Autumn 2014) *Link to MSC/JMA
13 May 2014 Himawari-8/9 data distribution/dissemination plan
6 Feb. 2014 MTSAT-2 Schedule for Equinox Season (Spring 2014) *Link to MSC/JMA

2013

1 Aug. 2013 MTSAT-2 Schedule for Equinox Season (Autumn 2013) *Link to MSC/JMA
4 Apr. 2013 Request to fill out the questionnaire on JMA's satellites
6 Feb. 2013 MTSAT-2 Schedule for Equinox Season (Spring 2013) *Link to MSC/JMA

2012

3 Sep. 2012 Termination of direct broadcasting to MDUS and SDUS Users via MTSAT
31 Jul. 2012 MTSAT-2 Schedule for Equinox Season (Autumn 2012) *Link to MSC/JMA
14 Feb. 2012 MTSAT-2 Schedule for Equinox Season (Spring 2012) *Link to MSC/JMA

2011

2 Aug. 2011 MTSAT-2 Schedule for Equinox Season (Autumn 2011) *Link to MSC/JMA
10 Feb. 2011 MTSAT-2 Eclipse Schedule in Spring 2011

2010

10 Aug. 2010 MTSAT-2 Eclipse Schedule in Fall 2010
2 Feb. 2010 MTSAT-1R Eclipse Schedule in Spring 2010

2009

12 Aug. 2009 MTSAT-1R eclipse schedule for Fall 2009
6 Feb. 2009 MTSAT-1R spring 2009 eclipse schedule
6 Feb. 2009 MTSAT-1R's imager maintenance

2008

15 Aug. 2008 MTSAT-1R autumn 2008 eclipse schedule
8 Feb. 2008 MTSAT-1R spring 2008 eclipse schedule

2007

7 Nov. 2007 Recovery of MTSAT-2
5 Nov. 2007 Malfunction of the attitude control of MTSAT-2
3 Sep. 2007 MTSAT imagery has become available through Sentinel Asia website
8 Aug. 2007 MTSAT-1R fall 2007 eclipse schedule
25 Jul. 2007 HiRID and WEFAX will be terminated on 12 March 2008
9 Feb. 2007 MTSAT-1R spring 2007 eclipse schedule
7 Feb. 2007 HRIT test dissemination is scheduled on 27 February 2007

2006

4 Sep. 2006 MTSAT-2 has been put on standby
11 Aug. 2006 MTSAT-1R fall 2006 eclipse schedule
3 Jul. 2006 The rapid scan research observations by MTSAT-2
11 May 2006 First images from MTSAT-2
17 Apr. 2006 Recovery of MTSAT-1R's operational observation
17 Apr. 2006 MTSAT-1R's operational observation is expected to resume within ten hours (by 1500 UTC on 17 April 2006)
17 Apr. 2006 Interruption of MTSAT-1R's operational observation
17 Apr. 2006 The observation by MTSAT-1R is being interrupted since 16 UTC on 16 April 2006
3 Apr. 2006 DCS page is now available
30 Mar. 2006 HiRID and WEFAX will be discontinued in December 2007
24 Feb. 2006 MTSAT-2 has been placed in geostationary orbit
21 Feb. 2006 Pictures of MTSAT-2 lift-off
18 Feb. 2006 MTSAT-2 successfully launched
16 Feb. 2006 Launch schedule of MTSAT-2 *PDF 22 kB
1 Feb. 2006 MTSAT-2 launch will be postponed until 18 February
16 Jan. 2006 Fact sheets of MTSAT series were updated

2005

7 Dec. 2005 MTSAT-2 is scheduled for launch on 15 February, 2006 *PDF 76 kB
3 Aug. 2005 Satellite imagery page is refurbished *Link to JMA website
28 Jun. 2005 Formal operation of MTSAT-1R started
27 Jun. 2005 Dissemination schedule for formal operation of MTSAT-1R is available *PDF 43 kB
22 Jun. 2005 MTSAT-1R to be in operation from 03UTC on 28 June 2005
20 Jun. 2005 Test distribution from MTSAT-1R planned to be intermittently suspended on and after Tuesday, 20 June, 2005
14 Jun. 2005 Test distribution from MTSAT-1R planned to be suspended on 17 and 18 June
2 Jun. 2005 MTSAT-1R's weekly operation plan is now available *Link to MSC/JMA
1 Jun. 2005 Timetable for test dissemination was updated *PDF 44 kB
23 May 2005 Dissemination plan of satellite imagery through July 2005 *PDF 27 kB
20 May 2005 Test dissemination to begin on 31st May
24 Mar. 2005 First images from MTSAT-1R
15 Mar. 2005 Satellite imagery page is refurbished
9 Mar. 2005 MTSAT-1R placed in geostationary orbit
26 Feb. 2005 MTSAT-1R Lift-off
26 Feb. 2005 MTSAT-1R successfully launched
24 Feb. 2005 MTSAT-1R is scheduled for launch on Saturday, February 26
24 Feb. 2005 JMA, NOAA SIGN SATELLITE BACK-UP ARRANGEMENT
22 Feb. 2005 MTSAT-1R launch will be postponed due to predicted bad weather
8 Feb. 2005 New fact sheets of MTSAT-1R are now available
21 Jan. 2005 Samples of satellite image data to be disseminated by MTSAT series *Link to MSC/JMA
19 Jan. 2005 MTSAT-1R is scheduled for launch Thursday, February 24

2004

8 Dec. 2004 MTSAT-1R is scheduled for launch in this winter period (8 Dec 2004)
8 Dec. 2004 Provisional dissemination schedule/timetable are available