Satellites

HIMAWARI-8

The HIMAWARI-8 is a geo-stationary weather satellite, successor to Japan Meteorological Agency's Multi-functional Transport Satellite (MTSAT) series. It was installed at PAGASA last December 2015. It is the most utilized satellite imagery in real time weather forecasting , tropical cyclone analysis and for research purposes as it generates images every 10 minutes.


FY-2E FENGYUN CAST RECEIVING SYSTEM

The FY-2E receiver was installed in 2007 as a donation by the Chinese government to the Philippines. A geosynchronous meteorological satellite generating images twice per hour. It is used as a back up to the MTSAT in real time weather forecasting. Products are Composite, Infrared IR-1 and IR-2, Visible, Water Vapor.


COMS DATA ANALYSIS SYSTEM

The Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) is the first geostationary multi-purpose satellite of Korea which was launched in 2010. It was inaugurated at PAGASA in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in May 2017. Images generated every 15 minutes is used in weather forecasting and numerical weather prediction including cloud detection, estimation of radiation level in cloud-free region, land and sea surface temperature, fog detection, and rainfall intensity.