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Japanese data relay satellite set for launch on H-2A rocket – Spaceflight Now




A Japanese H-2A rocket stands on its launch pad at the Tanegashima Space Center, hours before a planned liftoff with a Japanese data relay satellite. Credit: MHI
A Japanese satellite designed to relay data and imagery from civilian and military Earth observation spacecraft is set for liftoff Sunday aboard an H-2A rocket.
The dual-use communications satellite is scheduled to ride an H-2A rocket into orbit at 2:25 a.m. EST (0725 GMT; 4:25 p.m. Japan Standard Time) from the Tanegashima Space Center…

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