The Japanese Earth-Observation satellite ALOS, developed by JAXA and launched on 24 January 2006, had the objective to provide the user community with data of sufficient resolution to be able to generate 1:25,000 scale maps.
The mission included optical and an active L-band SAR sensor payload whose high-resolution data may be used for environmental purposes.
On 22 April 2011, the ALOS satellite was lost due to a power anomaly and completed its operations phase.
01 June 2017
A planned EO-SSO and OADS/OTF systems maintenance will be affecting the availability of many services at ESA-ESRIN; the activities have been scheduled on Monday 05 June 2017 from 09:30 to 12:30 CEST.
ESA has completed the investigation about the issue preventing users from ingesting ALOS PALSAR products processed and disseminated by the ALOS PALSAR On-The-Fly platform.
Mission Facts and Figures