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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ALOS -
Full Name Advanced Land Observing Satellite
aka Daichi
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date 24 Jan 2006
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 22 Apr 2011
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 28931 (TLE)
International Designator 2006-002A
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98.7 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.16 deg
Orbit Altitude 692 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 46 days
Objectives and Applications Cartography, digital terrain models, environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, civil planning, agriculture and forestry, Earth resources, land surface.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance AVNIR-2, PALSAR, PRISM
Landscape topography AVNIR-2, PALSAR, PRISM
Soil moisture PALSAR
Vegetation AVNIR-2, PALSAR
Multi-purpose imagery (land) AVNIR-2, PALSAR, PRISM
OceanOcean surface winds PALSAR
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) PALSAR
Snow & IceIce sheet topography PALSAR
Snow cover, edge and depth AVNIR-2, PALSAR
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness AVNIR-2, PALSAR
Mission Instruments
AVNIR-2 - Advanced Visible and Near Infra-red Radiometer type 2
PALSAR - Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar
PRISM - Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping
Featured Datasets
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ALOS Mosaics
Jul-2018



Global 25m resolutions PALSAR-2/PALSAR mosaic and forest/non-forest map are free and open dataset generated by applying JAXA's powerful processing and sophisticated analysis method/techniques to a lot of images obtained with Japanese L-band Synthetic Aperture Radars (PALSAR and PALSAR-2) on Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) and Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2). Read more
Groups: LSI-VC F&B SG , LSI-VC

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 67 )
ABoVE: Ecosystem Map, Great Slave Lake Area, Northwest Territories, Canada, 1997-2011
ABoVE: SAR-based Methane Ebullition Flux from Lakes, Five Regions, Alaska, 2007-2010
Alos African Coverage ESA archive
ALOS AVNIR-2 Data
ALOS AVNIR-2 L1C
ALOS Data (JAXA/EOC)
ALOS PALSAR Data
ALOS PALSAR International Polar Year Antarctica
ALOS PALSAR products
ALOS PRISM Data

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