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Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS)

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The Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) hosts the Advanced Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer type 2 (AVNIR-2), the Panchromatic Remote sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM) and the Phased Array type-L band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR). The satellite, developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), was launched in 2006 and was active for 5 years. It has since lost power, but remains in orbit. It's mission included cartography, regional observation, disaster monitoring and resource surveying.

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platformType:      satellite
location:      GeographicBoundingBox: Longitude: -180.000 to 180.000; Latitude: 90.000 to -90.000
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Links to further information

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) details about ALOS

Orbital Parameters

Operational period 24/01/2006 until 12/05/2011
Orbit type Sun-synchronous, sub-recurrent
Oribtal period 2 days
Repeat period 46 days
Altitude 691.65km
Inclination 98.16 degrees

Who to contact

If you have queries about these pages or about obtaining the ALOS Landmap data from the NEODC then you should contact the NEODC Support team. Your query should be answered within one working day. When follow-up work is required, the NEODC support team will carry out the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Related Documents

 JAXA details about ALOS
Platform location

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