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New Japanese Spy Satellite Successfully Launches
2011-12-12 14:41:13

Officials said that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a new spy satellite into orbit on Monday. The satellite launched aboard a Japanese H-2A rocket at 10:21 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan. JAXA said the radar satellite successfully separated from its rocket and was in orbit just 20 minutes after it was launched. The information-gathering satellite was built due to concerns over North Korea's missile program and also to help monitor...

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2005-05-18 20:54:20

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency said Wednesday it plans to launch a satellite carrying X-ray telescopes into Earth's orbit as early as next month to study black holes and far-flung galaxies. The launch of the Astro-EII satellite was planned between June 26 and July 15 but could be delayed until August, said the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, in a statement on its Web site. JAXA said the satellite will carry five X-ray telescopes - which detect traces of light - to study the...