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September 23rd, 2011
Japan Launches New Spy Satellite

The Japanese H-2A rocket carrying a new information-gathering optical satellite lifted off at 1:36 pm (0436 GMT) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan. “The rocket was launched successfully and the satellite was separated into an orbit around the earth later,” Naoki Takarada, an official of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The new satellite, equipped with optical sensors, can distinguish objects on the ground with a resolution of some 60 centimetres (24 inches) from an altitude of around 500 kilometres (310 miles). Read More