Press Release


Deployment of the Data Relay Satellite Communication Antenna (DRC) for the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" (ALOS)

January 25, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) started the deployment of the Data Relay Satellite Communication Antenna (DRC) of the Daichi from 9:37 a.m., January 25(Japan Standard Time, JST), and confirmed that it had been successfully completed through telemetry data received at 9:44 a.m. January 25 (JST).

DRC deployment images are shown in the attached sheets.

The satellite is in a stable condition.

The next press release is scheduled to be issued at around 3:00 p.m. on January 26 (JST)

(Attachment 1)

<Prior to deployment>

<Deployment completed>

(Attachment 2)

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