Himawari-8 conducts first target area observation in response to international user request

JMA’s Himawari-8 meteorological satellite began conducting on-demand Target Area (TA) observation around Darwin in northern Australia at 06:30 UTC on 15 October 2018 in response to a request made by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). This is the first operation of its kind to be performed under the new HimawariRequest service.

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