Deployment of the Data Relay Satellite Communication Antenna (DRC) for the Advanced Land Observing Satellite "Daichi" (ALOS)

Status Report From: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) started the deployment of the Data Relay Satellite Communication Antenna (DRC) of the Daichi from 9:37 a.m., January 25 (Japan Standard Time, JST), and confirmed that it had been successfully completed through telemetry data received at 9:44 a.m. January 25 (JST).

DRC deployment images are shown in the attached sheets.

The satellite is in a stable condition.

The next press release is scheduled to be issued at around 3:00 p.m. on January 26 (JST)

Attachment 1

Prior to deployment

Deployment completed

Attachment 2

Data Relay Satellite Communication Antenna (DRC)

Deployment Sequence Image

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