The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed that the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI" (GOSAT) is in good condition through the data we have received from the satellite at domestic and overseas stations. The IBUKI was launched at 12:54:00 p.m. on January, 23, 2009 (Japan Standard Time).
We have attached images of the solar array panel deployment received at the Perth Station, Australia.
(Next IBUKI information dispatch)
We plan to inform you of the IBUKI orbit calculation result in the following IBUKI Countdown Page sometime tomorrow (JST).
Solar Array Panel (SAP) Deployment Images http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2009/01/20090123_ibuki_e.html#at