Both of JMA’s Himawari-8/9 geostationary meteorological satellites (the successors to the MTSAT series) are equipped with highly improved Advanced Himawari Imagers (AHIs). JMA aims to establish a stable and continuous satellite observation system with redundancy based on twin satellite operation involving Himawari-8 and -9, which is expected to contribute to disaster risk reduction in Asia and the western Pacific until 2029.

Plan Schedule for Himawari satellites


Images of Himawari-8/9

Dissemination and distribution services

Guide to satellite imagery

The history of meteorological satellites at JMA

MTSAT series