Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) 

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Station Country: Japan

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) established the Earth Observation Center (EOC) at Hatoyama to develop satellite remote sensing technology. EOC archives the following types of satellite data and processes these data for a variety of applications and research:

  • ADvanced Earth Observation Satellite-II (ADEOS-II)
  • Earth Observing System-PM1 (AQUA)
  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
  • Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS)
  • Japanese Earth Resources Satellite (JERS-1)
  • Marine Observation Satellite (MOS-1/1b)
  • Land Satellite (LANDSAT)
  • European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS)
  • Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS)

EOC distributes data in the form of DVD. To make maximum use of the data, JAXA has set up the Earth Observation and Information System (EOIS).

Station Organization: JAXA/RESTEC

Ground Station Location: Hatoyama, Japan

Ground Station ID: HAJ

Station Lat Long: POINT (36.0036 139.3481)