Japan Meteorological Agency releases first images from new weather satellite

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released the first images taken by Harris Corporation´s (NYSE: HRS) Advanced Himawari Imager (AHI) onboard Himawari-9, the country´s newest weather satellite, the company said.

The imager captured detailed clouds over Japan and the Pacific Ocean.

The AHI improves quality, speed and accuracy of information provided to meteorologists with its higher resolution, 11 additional spectral bands and more rapid scans than older imagers.

The AHI captures images of Japan 12 times faster and the full Earth three times faster than older systems. These features generate many more weather products and much improved video capability compared with older imagers.

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