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ALOS - PRISM
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Operational
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Data available from multiple sources including: Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan: https://cross.restec.or.jp/cross/CfcLogin.do?locale=en Alaskan SAR Facility https://ursa.aadn.alaska.edu/cgi-bin/login/guest/
Satellite Instruments
PRISM on the ALOS platform is a panchromatic instrument that consists of three panchromatic telescopes for forward, nadir, and backward viewing. The stereoscopic views are used to create highly accurate digital As the swath width in triplet mode is 35 km, two 46-day cycles are required to achieve a full regional coverage, during which the instrument is tilted alternately (+/- 1.2° ) in across-track directionelevation models, while the 2.5-m resolution permits the production of orthorectified imagery.
CONTACT
Earth Observation Resource Center
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Earth Observation Research Center Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 2-1-1, Sengen, Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki 305-8505 Japan
aproject@jaxa.jp
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform TypeALOS
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral Coverage
Active/PassivePassive
Scan PatternPush broom
Variables
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength.52 to .77nm
Number of Bands1
Start DateSep 2006
Temporal Coverage
Swath Width35 km (triplet mode), 70 km (wide swath mode)
Resolution 12.5m
UPDATED ON
9 Sep 2009 09:05