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Conceptual design of Advanced Land Observing Satellite-3
Author(s): Hiroko Imai; Tomohiro Watanabe; Haruyoshi Katayama; Tadashi Imai; Shinichi Suzuki; Yasushi Hatooka; Yuji Osawa
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) "Daichi" launched in January 2006 has been operated successfully on orbit for more than 3 years, delivering a huge number of high-resolution images and contributing to a variety of fields that include disaster management support and regional environment monitoring. Consequently, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is planning the ALOS follow-on program. The ALOS follow-on program consists of two satellites: one is a radar satellite called ALOS-2, the other is an optical satellite called ALOS-3. ALOS-3 will produce pan-sharpened images as a base map of the Geographical Information System (GIS) in systematic observation. ALOS-3 will also promptly provide precise images for determining the damage of a disaster-stricken area in an emergency observation because one of the most important missions of ALOS-3 is disaster monitoring. Some observation capabilities are required to be upgraded from ALOS. ALOS has a panchromatic band with 2.5 m resolution. To provide precise observation data, ALOS-3 has been improved to have a high resolution better than 1 m and 50 km or wider swath. JAXA has been conducting the conceptual design and defining the system requirements for the spacecraft and the mission instrument for ALOS-3.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 74740R (22 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.832002
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroko Imai, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Tomohiro Watanabe, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Haruyoshi Katayama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Tadashi Imai, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Shinichi Suzuki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yasushi Hatooka, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yuji Osawa, 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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