Japanese land and marine observing satellite “ALOS” became un-communicatable in April 2011

According to JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), their land and marine observing satellite “ALOS (The Advanced Land Observing Satellite)” had an abnormality in their power system and became “un-communicatable” on 4/22/2011, about one month after 311.

It was launched in 2006 mainly to monitor the disaster damage by Tsunami, earthquake and typhoons.

The ALOS was to perform digital elevation mapping, precise land coverage observation, and day-and-night and all-weather land observation with high speed and large capacity mission data handling technology and the latter is the precision spacecraft position and attitude determination capability.


JAXA states the expected product life was 5 years, but the succession satellite “ALOS-2” has not been launched yet though it has been over 2 years since they lost ALOS.

On 7/2/2013, Fukushima Diary posted “Kyoto university found 311 triggered subsidence in 5 volcanos in eastern Japan, “magma reservoir was stretched” [URL]”

The data obtained by ALOS was used for their research.

Japanese land and marine observing satellite "ALOS" became un-communicatable one month after 311








Don’t let them dominate the truth just because they have money.


Français :

Le satellite “ALOS”  d’observation terrestre et marine du Japon est “incontactable” depuis avril 2011


Selon la JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), le 22 avril 2011, environ un mois après le 11-3, leur satellite d’observation terrestre et marine “ALOS” (Advanced Land Observing Satellite) est tombé en panne d’alimentation qui l’a rendu “incontactable”.

Il avait été lancé en 2006 principalement pour surveiller les dégâts de catastrophes de tsunamis, séismes et cyclones.
ALOS effectuait des cartographies numériques d’élévations, des observations terrestres précises et des observations météorologiques nuit et jour avec des techniques de gestion des données à haute vitesse et pour missions à grande capacité, enfin une grande précision de son positionnement et de ses capacités de détermination des altitudes.

La JAXA affirme que l’espérance de vie de ce satellite était de 5 ans mais que son successeur “ALOS2” n’a pas encore été lancé bien qu’il y ait plus de 2 ans qu’ils ont perdu ALOS.
Ce 2 juillet 2013, le Fukushima Diary publie L’université de Kyoto a découvert une subsidence liée au 11-3 sur 5 volcans de l’est japonais : Les réservoir de magma en ont été étirés”
Les données d’ALOS ont été utilisées dans ces recherches.

Japanese land and marine observing satellite "ALOS" became un-communicatable one month after 311


Ne les laissez pas dominer la vérité juste parce qu’ils sont riches.

  1. (this is about this beautiful photo ALOS took which turned out to be its last.. please visit Alan Boyle’s blog to view pic)


    An image from Japan’s ALOS satellite shows the estuary of the Betsiboka River, the largest river in Madagascar, flowing into Bombetoka Bay, which then opens into the Madagascar Channel. The picture was taken on Sept. 17, 2010, by the satellite’s Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer (AVNIR-2).

    Holiday calendar: Madagascar’s monster
    Alan Boyle writes

    Madagascar’s largest river looks like a many-tentacled jellyfish as it flows into Bombetoka Bay, in a satellite image from Japan’s now-defunct ALOS satellite, also known as DAICHI. The Malagasy monster is today’s treat from the Cosmic Log Space Advent Calendar.

    The tentacles are actually the channels of the Betsiboka River estuary in northwest Madagascar. In its image advisory, the European Space Agency says the reddish coloring of the sandbars and islands between the channels comes from the sediments washed down from the hills as the Betsiboka follows its 325-mile course. A bit of the seaport city of Mahajanga is visible in the upper left corner of the picture ? which was taken on Sept. 17, 2010, from an altitude of about 430 miles. For more views of the Betsiboka estuary, check out this Landsat image from 2003 and yet another perspective from NASA’s Terra satellite.

    Scientists consider the island of Madagascar to be a treasure trove for new species, in large part because it’s been biologically isolated from the African mainland for millions of years. More than 600 new species have been identified there over the past dozen years. But many of Madagascar’s unique species may be literally lost before they’re found, due to deforestation and other environmental threats. For more about Madagascar’s endangered biological riches, click your way through this story and slideshow.

    The Japanese ALOS satellite has already been lost: The spacecraft was launched in 2006 to create digital elevation maps of Earth’s surface, but abruptly lost power in April while mapping Japan’s tsunami-hit coastline. In October, the Japan Coast Guard beamed a final “thank-you” message to the dead satellite for its five years of service.

    wtf.. since when did this reply box have a spellcheck?

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