On 11 May 2006, the first test images in visible and infrared channels were obtained with JMA's MTSAT-2 satellite launched on 18 February 2006. The images linked from below hyperlinks and URL are reduced versions of the full images.
MTSAT-2 is a follow-on satellite to MTSAT-1R (at 140°E) and will be in standby at 145°E around this summer, after the on-going in-orbit test.
In the above on-going test, it turned out that a back-up module of S-band telemetry, tracking and command (TTC) receiving system was malfunctioning. However, there will be no crucial effect on operational observation and dissemination to be conducted.
|First images from MTSAT-2:|
|Visible Channel||0.55 - 0.90|
|Infrared Channel 1||10.3 - 11.3|
|Infrared Channel 2||11.5 - 12.5|
|Infrared Channel 3||6.5 - 7.0|
|Infrared Channel 4||3.5 - 4.0|
First images from MTSAT-2
|Infrared Channel 1
|Infrared Channel 2
|Infrared Channel 3
|Infrared Channel 4
|Click to view larger image|
These are the first test visible and infrared images from the recently launched MTSAT-2 satellite, taken 02 hours (UTC) on 11th of May 2006.