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Feb 10, 2016

The Himawari-8 satellite is the first unit of the Japan Meteorological Agency's third generation of geostationary satellites. Acquiring visible, near-infrared and infrared images of the Asia-Pacific region, data provided by the satellite are vital for global geostationary coverage. The advanced imager on Himawari-8 gives us a preview of what we can expect from NOAA's GOES-R satellite after it launches in October 2016.

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