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

ALOS AVNIR-2 L1C
Dec-2011



ALOS was developed by JAXA and carried two optical instruments and an L-band active microwave sensor payload. Applications include cartography, regional observation, disaster observation and resources surveying. ESA offers access to ALOS data through the TPM scheme, over the European/African ground segment. Read more

ALOS PALSAR
Dec-2011



ALOS was developed by JAXA and carried two optical instruments and an L-band active microwave sensor payload. Applications include cartography, regional observation, disaster observation and resources surveying. ESA offers access to ALOS data through the TPM scheme, over the European/African ground segment. Read more

ALOS PRISM
Dec-2011



ALOS was developed by JAXA and carried two optical instruments and an L-band active microwave sensor payload. Applications include cartography, regional observation, disaster observation and resources surveying. ESA offers access to ALOS data through the TPM scheme, over the European/African ground segment. Read more

ALOS AVNIR-2 African Coverage ESA Archive
Jan-2011



The ALOS AVNIR-2 African Coverage dataset is a collection of the best available (cloud minimal) African coverage acquired by the AVNIR-2 instrument, composed by Level 1B1 products (radiometrically corrected with absolute calibration coefficient included). Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

ALOS PRISM African Coverage ESA Archive
Jan-2011



The ALOS PRISM African Coverage dataset is a collection of the best available (cloud minimal) African coverage acquired by the PRSIM instrument. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

ALOS PALSAR IPY Antarctica
Jan-2011



Initiated under the International Polar Year (IPY), ESA provides full resolution ScanSAR products from ALOS PALSAR over Antarctica. ALOS PALSAR ScanSAR (WB1) processed products in 100 m spatial resolution (L1.5) are available for Research and Application development. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

TropForest 2010
Jan-2010



Covers tropical forest areas in South East Asia and South America. The data were acquired by the ALOS, GEOSAT-1 and KOMPSAT-2 satellites with the goal of creating a harmonised geo-database of ready-to-use satellite imagery to support 2010 global forest assessments performed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the FAO. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 58 )
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
ABoVE: Wetland Type, Slave River and Peace-Athabasca Deltas, Canada, 2007 and 2017
Alos African Coverage ESA archive
ALOS AVNIR-2 L1C
ALOS PALSAR International Polar Year Antarctica
ALOS PALSAR products
Alos PRISM L1B
ALOS PRISM L1C
ALOS_AVNIR_OBS_ORI

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