Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4)

Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
Q1 2024 (00:00 UTC)

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
Launch Pad
Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-2
Turnaround Time
a year

Who is MHI?

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.



One or two LE-9 will be used to power the core stage of the H3 launch vehicles.


Mission Overviw

The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4) is a Japanese satellite designed to observe the Earth's surface using a phased array type L-band synthetic aperture radar (PALSAR-3).

Mission Type
Earth Science

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