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

Status Report From: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2006


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 value    Scheduled 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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