Will launch a prototype “quick response” satellite for the Japanese government Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center, operator of the IGS series of Japanese spysats.
The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4) is a Japanese satellite designed to observe the Earth’s surface using a phased array type L-band synthetic aperture radar (PALSAR-3).
The IGS Radar 8 is a Japanese radar reconnaissance satellite. The satellite is operated by the Cabinet Satellite Information Center. The satellite serves both Japan’s national defense and civil natural disaster monitoring.