Mitsubishi Electric awarded contract for GOSAT-2 satellite system

Mitsubishi Electric awarded contract for GOSAT-2 satellite system

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Japan: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has been selected as the contractor to supply the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite-2 (GOSAT-2) satellite system, which is slated to launch in 2017.

GOSAT-2 will be the successor to IBUKI (also known as GOSAT), which was launched in January 2009 as the world”s first satellite dedicated to greenhouse-gases observation. Mitsubishi Electric will provide not only the spacecraft system, as it did for IBUKI, but also a turnkey system that includes development of the GOSAT-2”s next-generation sensors and ground system, as well as providing operation services throughout the orbital design life of the satellite.

Source: Spacedaily