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ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite), also known as Daichi, is a Japanese (JAXA) remote sensing craft that was launched by a H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center at 01:33 UT on 24 January 2006. The four-tonne satellite carries three instruments for cartographic and natural resource monitoring.

Alternate Names

  • 28931
  • Advanced Land Observing Satellite
  • Daichi

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-01-24
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
Mass: 4000 kg

Funding Agency

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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