AVNIR(Mu) First Image
Sep 1,1996 received Place:Kagoshima Pref. Ohsumi Peninsula
Place:Kagoshima Pref. Tarumizu City
Sep 2,1996 Place:Kochi Pref. Ashizuri Peninsula
Place:Kochi Pref. Shimanto River
Sep. 2, 1996
The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) received on September 1, 1996, at its Earth Observation Center in Hatoyama, Saitama Pref., the first image taken using the multi-spectrum band of a Earth observing sensor called the Advanced Visible and Near-infrared Radiometer or AVNIR aboard a remote sensing satellite ADEOS.
The image is of Kagoshima Pref., a southern part of Japan. ADEOS took it using the pointing function of AVNIR at 11:38 am JST when the satellite was flying about 800km above the East China Sea. The image is about 80km wide.
This image acquisition was a part of AVNIR checkouts which include image acquisition by the panchromatic band and calibration of equipment. JAXA continues the checkouts regarding the ground segments as well as those in space.
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Earth Observation Center