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Shikisai Shikisai

Projecting our future with color

"Shikisai” means “color” in Japanese. As its name suggests, this satellite observes the earth's color over a long period of time, and collects basic data that contribute to understanding the mechanism behind climate change. Having an observation range of more than 1000km, it can grasp the state of the entire earth in two days. By observing and dividing light from the ground into 19 fields (channels/bands), it is possible to observe various objects including land, atmosphere, oceans, snow and ice, and offers 29 products.
Observation data from SHIKISAI is already being utilized by weather and fishing industries, and is anticipated to contribute to agriculture and more.
SHIKISAI was launched on December 23, 2017 with the H-II 37 launch vehicle.