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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ALOS-4 -
Full Name Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 Status Approved
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date Apr 2020
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Mar 2028
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 97 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.9 deg
Orbit Altitude 628 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 12:00 Repeat Cycle 14 days
Objectives and Applications Environmental monitoring, disaster monitoring, civil planning, agriculture and forestry, Earth resources, land surface.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Winds ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
LandAlbedo and reflectance ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Landscape topography ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Soil moisture ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Vegetation ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
OceanOcean surface winds ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Snow & IceIce sheet topography ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Snow cover, edge and depth ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
Mission Instruments
ALOS-4 SAR (L-band) - ALOS-4 SAR (L-band)
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