Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS)
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.
|location:||GeographicBoundingBox: Longitude: -180.000 to 180.000; Latitude: 90.000 to -90.000|
|Previously used record indentifiers:||
More Information (under review)
Links to further information
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) details about ALOS
|Operational period||24/01/2006 until 12/05/2011|
|Orbit type||Sun-synchronous, sub-recurrent|
|Oribtal period||2 days|
|Repeat period||46 days|
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|JAXA details about ALOS|