View Full Version : Japan's New Satellite Sends Back its First Image

2006-Feb-17, 04:47 AM
SUMMARY: Japan's recently launched Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) has sent back its first pictures of Earth - Mt Fuji and its surrounding towns. The satellite was launched on January 24, 2006, and it contains three onboard instruments for Earth observation. One instrument is called the Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping (PRISM). It's capable of taking many 3-D images quickly and accurately.

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