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Overview of Japan's Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 mission
Author(s): Shinichi Suzuki; Yuji Osawa; Yasushi Hatooka; Yukihiro Kankaku; Tomohiro Watanabe
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Paper Abstract

The post-ALOS program has been defined in the basic plan for Japan's space policy which was established by the Strategic Headquarters for Space Policy on June 2nd, 2009. It emphasizes the continuity of the ALOS mission not only disaster monitoring but also land infrastructure management, earth environment and resource monitoring and so on. JAXA had completed the System Definition Review of the ALOS-2 satellite and ground system in February, 2009 and started phase B design of the new L-band SAR, satellite and ground system with the target launch in 2013.This paper introduces the mission and major specification of ALOS-2 satellite and L-band SAR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 74740Q (22 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831340
Show Author Affiliations
Shinichi Suzuki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yuji Osawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yasushi Hatooka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yukihiro Kankaku, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Tomohiro Watanabe, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7474:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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