ALOS the Advanced Land Observing Satellite, renamed “Daichi” operated by JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) shifted its operation mode to the low load mode due to power generation precipitation on April 22, 2011 around 7:30 am.
The ALOS satellite onboard observation devices were found turned off. The satellite seems to have exceeded its life after five years. The power generation has been rapidly deteriorating, and cannot currently confirm power generation.
ALOS Satellite Sensor
Image Credit: JAXA
ALOS is one of the world’s largest earth observation satellites whose function was to collect global and high resolution land observation data and was developed to contribute to the fields of cartography, disaster monitoring, natural resource surveys and technology development.