User Request Guidelines

Guidelines - overview

The ALOS mission features a systematic observation strategy which comprises pre-launch, systematic global observation plans for all three instruments. The strategy is implemented as a top-level foreground mission and with a priority level second only to that of emergency observations.

Users of all categories (scientific and commercial users, ALOS Principal Investigators, etc.) who consider making additional observation requests for ALOS data - via the regional ALOS Data Nodes - are strongly encouraged to align new observation requests with the JAXA observation strategy in order to avoid programming conflicts. As the observation strategy is implemented with higher priority than general user requests, such alignment will also result in improved individual request success rates.

Follow the links below for specific guidelines pertaining to the three instruments: