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Overview of the Japanese Advanced Optical Satellite: mission objectives, a satellite system, and an onboard imager
Author(s): Hidenori Watarai; Haruyoshi Katayama; Takeo Tadono; Eri Kato; Tomoya Niwa; Masakazu Sagisaka
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Paper Abstract

The Japanese Advanced Optical Satellite (called “ALOS-3”) is a successor of the optical mission of the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) “DAICHI” (2006-2011). The main objectives of the ALOS-3 project are to take images of the global land area with high GSD (<1 m) and wide swath (>70 km), and build a large image database to prepare for disasters, etc. By extracting the difference before and after the disaster, the situation of the damage would be grasped quickly. ALOS-3 also contribute to maintenance and update of the geospatial information of all over the world. The satellite has capabilities to take stereo images, thus the Digital Surface Model (DSM) of the interested area would also be provided. The data which will be acquired by ALOS-3 is expected to be useful in various social needs. ALOS-3 is scheduled to be launch in FY2020.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10423, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXI, 104230P (29 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277306
Show Author Affiliations
Hidenori Watarai, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Haruyoshi Katayama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Takeo Tadono, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Eri Kato, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Tomoya Niwa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Masakazu Sagisaka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10423:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XXI
Steven P. Neeck; Jean-Loup Bézy; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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