ESA has for the first time acquired and processed images sent by ALOS – Japans four-tonne satellite dedicated to land-based Earth Observation – including views of Italy, The Netherlands and Norway.
ESA is supporting ALOS as a Third Party Mission, which means the agency is utilising its multi-mission ground segment of existing European facilities and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data from the satellite.
"We have received high-quality data from ALOS, and our team has worked extremely hard and done a great job acquiring and processing the images. We are very excited about the future data we will receive from ALOS and think they will be very beneficial to users," ESA’s Third Party Mission Manager Bianca Hoersch said.
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