Japan Launches New Spy Satellite H-2A

Japan has placed a new spy satellite into orbit, successfully conducting this year’s first launch of the H-IIA carrier rocket. The Joho Shushu Eisei (JSE) series satellite became the fifth in Tokyo’s radar and surveillance orbit group.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries delayed Thursday’s planned launch of the H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan, due to the possibility of lightning during lift-off.The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries joint project went into space at 10:21 a.m. local time on Sunday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyodo news agency reports.

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