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ALOS 250cm nc-Tatui Sample

Advanced Land Observing Satellite, ALOS was a Japanese Earth-Observation Satellite, developed by JAXA. The objective of the mission is to provide the user community with data of sufficient resolution to be able to generate 1:25,000 scale maps. It is one of the largest Earth observing satellites ever developed. ALOS has a GPS receiver and a laser reflector as tools for orbit determination. ALOS was operated for more than 4 years and produced astonishing results. ALOS had three mission instruments i.e. an L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar called PALSAR, and two optical sensors called PRISM and AVNIR-2.


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