UNIFORM-1 Satellite Successfully Observes Mt. Ontake Eruption: Prompt Observation of the Disaster Via the Micro Satellite (50 kg)
Research Press Release | October 28, 2014
・The UNIFORM-1 satellite, equipped with a thermal infrared camera developed by Hokkaido University successfully captured Mt. Ontake after it erupted.
・The camera has a resolution of approximately 200 m, and compared to other large satellites, its micro system has superior mobility and operation time occupancy.
|Overview||At 11:53 am (Japan Standard Time (JST)), September 27, 2014, Mt. Ontake, located on the border between Nagano and Gifu Prefectures, erupted. The UNIFORM Project (Micro Satellite R&D Project, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)) represented by Wakayama University, with the cooperation of Hokkaido University and JAXA as collaborators, and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, observed Mt. Ontake using visual and thermal infrared cameras onboard the first satellite of UNIFORM Project (UNIFORM-1). The information obtained immediately after the eruption on September 28 and afterward was provided to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Seismology and Volcanology Research Department. The thermal infrared camera has a resolution of approximately 200 m, and compared to other large satellites, its micro system has superior mobility and operation time occupancy.|
Yukihiro Takahashi, Professor, Faculty of Science, HU Creative Research Institution Space Mission Center, Hokkaido University
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