ALOS/ALOS-2

ALOS/ALOS-2
ALOS-2 is a Japanese L-Band SAR satellite launched in May 2014, with unique imaging time at noon and midnight. ALOS-2’s mission focus are disaster monitoring, updating of data archive for national land and infrastructures, consistent monitoring of cultivated areas and tropical rain forests at global scale. Its imaging modes are SpotLight at 1 meter, StripMap at 3 to 10 meter and ScanSAR at 60 and 100 meter resolutions. The swath varies from 25 km to 490 km.  

SATELLITE CHARACTERISTICS

​SATELLITE DESCRIPTION

L-Band SAR

​INSTRUMENT TYPE

SAR

​REPEAT CYCLE

14 days

​RESOLOUTION CLASS

SpotLight (3 meter), Stripmap (6~8 meter), ScanSAR (50~100 meter)

​SWATH WIDTH

SpotLight (25~55km), Stripmap (55~70km), ScanSAR (350~500km)

​POLARIZATION

Single, Dual, Quad-pol

​LAUNCH DATE

May 24, 2014

​ALTITUDE

628 km

​LOOK DIRECTION

Right and Left

​SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS

100 min. orbit time; 48 minute / orbit imaging time, imaging at noon and midnight

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ALOS License AgreementPDF132.63 KB
ALOS-2 License AgreementPDF166.41 KB
General Terms of UsePDF15.66 KB