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28 September 2005
The European Space Agency (ESA) announces an opportunity to conduct scientific research and application development in Earth Observation using data from ALOS in conjunction with ERS, ENVISAT, CryoSat and Proba. The deadline for submission is 19 December 2005.
About this Mission
ALOS was a Japanese Earth-Observation satellite, developed by JAXA. The objective of the mission was to provide the user community with data of sufficient resolution to be able to generate 1:25,000 scale maps. ALOS mission objectives set by JAXA were to:
In June 2006, ESA and JAXA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the ALOS Data European Node (ADEN). ESA is responsible for serving all ALOS users resident in the ADEN zone, i.e. Europe, Africa and Middle East.
On 22 April 2011, the ALOS satellite was lost due to a power anomaly. However, ESA continues to distribute ALOS archived data to users residing in the ADEN-zone (i.e. Europe, Africa, Middle East).
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