Earth Observation Satellites
The GOSAT-GW (Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle) is a new Japanese satellite mission to be launched in FY2023 targeting global observations of both greenhouse gases and water vapor. The greenhouse gases observing mission is co-developed by Ministry of Environment (MoE) and National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES). This mission’s aim is to make global observations of greenhouse gases (such as CO2 and CH4) and air pollutant (NO2). For this purpose, the TANSO-3 (Total Anthorpogenic and Natural emission mapping SpectrOmeter-3) sensor is being developed by JAXA.