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ALOS Data (JAXA/EOC)
Entry ID: ALOS_Data_JAXA_EOC_Latest Version


Summary
Abstract: ALOS is a comprehensive earth observing satellite system which includes optical
sensors for high resolution observation, wide area observation, and fine
accuracy DEM production, and SAR with adjustable off-nadir observation
function. Objectives of the ALOS system development and operation are (1)
Development and update of maps for Japan and other countries - including those
in the Asia-Pacific region (Cartography), (2) Regional observation for
sustainable development (Regional Observation), (3) Timely disaster monitoring
around the world (Disaster Monitoring), and (4) Survey of natural resources
(Resource Survey).

ALOS has three sensors for Earth observations, Panchromatic Remote-Sensing
Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM), Advanced Visible and Near Infrared
Radiometer type 2 (AVNIR-2), and Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture
Radar (PALSAR).

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ALOS
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Launch Vehicle H-IIA
Launch Date January 24, 2006
Launch Site Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima
Weight Approx. 4,000 kg
Designed Life Span 3-5 years
Orbit Sun-Synchronous Subrecurrent
Local Time at Desending Node 10:30 AM ? 15min.
Altitude 691.65km (above equator)
Inclination 98.16 degree
Orbital Period 98.7 min.
Revolutions per day 14+27/46rev./day
Recurrent Period 46 days
Longitude Repeatability +/-2.5km (above equator)

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: JAXA
Version: Latest Version
Online Resource: Not%20provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-05-16
Stop Date: 2011-04-21


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >LANDSLIDES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >REFLECTED INFRARED    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >MICROWAVE IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >MICROWAVE RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR BACKSCATTER    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR REFLECTIVITY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RETURN POWER    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE    [Definition]


Platform
ALOS >Advanced Land Observing Satellite    [Information]


Instrument
PRISM >Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping    [Information]
PALSAR >Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar    [Information]
AVNIR-2 >Advanced Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer Type 2    [Information]


Project
ALOS Science Project >ALOS Science Project    [Information]


Keywords
EOC
NASDA
JAXA
JAPAN
ALOS
PRISM
AVNIR
AVNIR-2
SAR
PALSAR
LAND
MAP
DEM
DISASTER
REMOTE SENSING
SATELLITE
Land Surface Imaging
Near Real Time (NRT)


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-R

Distribution_Media: DVD-R

Distribution_Media: Online Download


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23



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