TANSO-FTS-2 Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellite-2 Payload

Harris is developing the primary carbon observation sensor payload for the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite-2 (GOSAT-2), which Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is building for Japan's Ministry of the Environment, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Japan's National Institute for Environmental Studies. The payload, known as the Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observation-Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2 (TANSO-FTS-2), will measure the density of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  

TANSO-FTS-2 Instrument for GOSAT-2

Developed out of Harris’ core competencies in weather and image science, the TANSO-FTS-2 reflects our focus and heritage in hyperspectral instruments and environmental intelligence enterprise areas. The Harris TANSO-FTS-2 provides very high signal-to-noise levels, very accurate onboard calibration, and features agile and intelligent pointing systems that increase useful data collections in the presence of clouds.

Environmental intelligence observed by GOSAT-2 will provide better data about the distribution of greenhouse gases for scientists to better understand climate change.