CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ALOS-4 -
Full Name Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4
aka DAICHI-4
Status Approved
Mission Agencies JAXA Launch Date TBD
Mission Links mission site | EOL Date TBD
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
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 PALSAR-3
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements PALSAR-3
LandAlbedo and reflectance PALSAR-3
Landscape topography PALSAR-3
Soil moisture PALSAR-3
Vegetation PALSAR-3
Multi-purpose imagery (land) PALSAR-3
OceanOcean surface winds PALSAR-3
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) PALSAR-3
Snow & IceIce sheet topography PALSAR-3
Snow cover, edge and depth PALSAR-3
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness PALSAR-3
Mission Instruments
PALSAR-3 - Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar-3
SPAISE3 (AIS) - Automated Identification System (SPAISE3)
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