Australian Centre for Remote Sensing now taking registration requests for ALOS non-commercial...

Australian Centre for Remote Sensing now taking registration requests for ALOS non-commercial use

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Australia, 27 November 2006 – ACRES is now accepting registration requests from users to have their proposed use of the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) data approved as non-commercial.

ACRES will be distributing ALOS data for non-commercial purposes only, so customers must first apply to ACRES to have their proposed use approved and registered as non-commercial.

Before submitting their registration request, customers are advised to become familiar with the content of the new ALOS web pages. The ALOS Overview page describes the ordering procedure and provides other useful ALOS related links such as satellite characteristics, non-commercial use definition and processing options.

ACRES product prices for the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS) imagery will be $330 per scene for non-commercial purposes. Customers will receive a discount of $22 for online delivery.

ACRES is licensed to distribute ALOS data in the Oceania region which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and many Pacific Islands. Customers requiring data for commercial purposes should contact an ALOS commercial agent appointed by the Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC).

– About ALOS
Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS), also called Daichi, is a 4-ton Japanese satellite. It was launched from Tanegashima island, Japan on January 24, 2006 by a H-IIA rocket. The satellite contains three sensors which will be used to map terrain in Asia and the Pacific.