Press Release


Orbit Calculation Results for the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" (ALOS)

January 24, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) confirmed orbit details for the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi," which JAXA launched on the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8 from the Tanegashima Space Center at 10:33 a.m. on January 24, 2006 (Japan Standard time, JST.)
The following are the orbit calculation results. The satellite is now in a stable condition.

 Actual valueScheduled value
Apogee altitude    711.4km (709.8Km)
Perigee altitude 692.9km (692.5Km)
Inclination 98.2degrees (98.2degrees)
Period 98.8minutes (98.8minutes)

The next press release is scheduled to be issued at around 11:30 a.m. on January 25 (JST.)

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