ADEOS-II Science Project

topics Dec. 16, 2002

ADEOS-II was launched successfully

The Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II) was launched by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 4 (H-IIA F4) from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture at 10:31 a.m. on Dec. 14, 2002 (Japan Standard Time, JST). ADEOS-II was successfully separated in 16 minutes and 31 seconds after liftoff, into the planned orbit at a perigee altitude of 803km, an apogee altitude of 820km and an inclination angle of 98.7 degrees.
ADEOS-II was named the "Midori-II".

» Movies and images of the launch (NASDA HQ)

Separation of ADEOS-II by the onboard camera

Solar array paddle of ADEOS-II. 50 flexible panels with 55,680 solar cells were successfully deployed.

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