Japanese HII-A set to launch ALOS-2 mission – NASASpaceflight.com


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Japanese HII-A set to launch ALOS-2 mission NASASpaceflight.com Two antennae will be used to return data to Earth; an X-band antenna for direct communications and a Ka-band transceiver which will relay data via the Kodama Data Relay Test Satellite,…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Here’s an extensive update on the ALOS-2 (Daichi-2) satellite launched on 23 May 2014 from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.  The ALOS-2 will be used only for radar imagery.  Among the other satellites in the ALOS-2 payload, was The Space Research On Unique Technology (SPROUT) satellite built and operated by Nihon University.  The SPROUT carries an amateur radio payload and a camera to record pictures of the Earth.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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