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.)