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Daichi-2 (ALOS-2) is a radar imaging spacecraft which will be operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Bound for sun-synchronous orbit, it is expected to be used for land and resource studies, disaster monitoring and environmental research.

The ALOS-2 mission follows on from the original ALOS, which was launched in 2006 and operated for five years until mid-May 2011. Unlike its predecessor, which carried both optical and radar imagery payloads, Daichi-2 will be used only for radar imaging.

Alternate Names

  • 39766
  • ALOS2
  • Diachi 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-05-24
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

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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