At 02:40 UTC on 18 December 2014, the first images from all 16 bands were captured by JMA’s Himawari-8 next-generation geostationary meteorological satellite, which was launched on 7 October 2014.

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Testing and checking of the Himawari-8 system, including related ground facilities, are going well. Himawari-8 is scheduled to start operation in mid-2015.

For more information: http://www.data.jma.go.jp/mscweb/en/himawari89/index.html *Link to MSC/JMA

Posted by James Poling

A socialist, tinkerer, thinker, question asker and all around curiosity seeker. If you'd like to reach me you can use the contact link above or email me at jamespoling [at] gmail [dot] com.

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