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Why are AMSR/ADEOS-II data only available for nine months?

On 25 October 2003, at 8:49 a.m. (JST), JAXA discovered that ADEOS-II had been switched to light load mode due to an unknown anomaly. (Light load is a mode in which all observation equipment is automatically turned off to minimize power consumption). No further earth observation data were received after that time.