Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that the solar array paddle deployment was successfully performed for the Global Change Observation Mission 1st - Water "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W1) somewhere over Australia via image data.
The images received at the Troll Station*, are attached below.
Also, we have confirmed that the SHIZUKU was inserted into the scheduled initial orbit as a result of our orbit calculation shown below.
|Actual value||Nominal value|
|Apogee Altitude||681.6 Km||682.8 Km|
|Perigee Altitude||670.7 Km||672.8 Km|
|Orbit Inclination||98.2 degerrs||98.2 degrees|
|Period||98.3 minutes||98.3 minutes|