The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2), a Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) satellite, is a follow-on mission from the "DAICHI", which contributed to cartography, regional observation, disaster monitoring, and resource surveys. ALOS-2 will succeed this mission with enhanced capabilities.
Specifically, JAXA is conducting research and development activities to improve wide and high-resolution observation technologies developed for DAICHI in order to further fulfill social needs.
Learn more: http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/alos2/
- Data from the L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar-2 (PALSAR-2) instrument onboard ALOS-2 is processed by the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to produce interferograms and surface deformation maps to support response and recovery from earthquakes and volcanoes.