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Japanese EO Satellite data and related services by PASCO

* This article is provided by PASCO Corporation, member of the Japan Space Systems (JSS) under the framework of the MoU between JSS and EARSC signed in 2016.

1. About our company:

PASCO CORPORATION is a Japanese private company, providing geospatial information services to the global market.

2. Available Data: ALOS-2

PASCO distributes data and images acquired by ALOS – 2 (Advanced Land Observing Satellite 2: Daichi-2) satellite which is owned by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (hereinafter referred to as JAXA).


ALOS-2 is a satellite which is equipped with unique L-band radar sensor "PALSAR - 2". L-band has a characteristic that radio waves pass through vegetation and part of it reaches the ground surface. It is effective for the analysis or monitoring in vegetated area, for the purpose of Disaster or infrastructure monitoring and more.

Data is distributed through Global partners.

3. Next Generation Data: ALOS-3

The ALOS-3 is a successor of the optical mission of the Satellite “DAICHI” (ALOS). The new satellite will achieve improved ground resolution (0.8 m) while observing a wide-swath (70 km) by a larger sensor with higher performance compared to DAICHI. ALOS-3 is planned to be launched in 2020. In the ALOS-3 project, PASCO will operate the satellite, distribute the data and provide related services.


Entering the European market with our EO data, we are keen to establish global partners. For any interest in collaboration, feel free to reach out to us to the contact below:

Contact us :
Hajime Zama - Manager, Business promotion section, Satellite business division.