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ToSeek
2006-Jan-24, 06:25 PM
Japan Launches Satellite for Mapping and Monitoring Disasters (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=aWSXbt5TjrsY&refer=japan)


Japan's space agency launched a satellite on its H-IIA rocket that will be used for mapping and for monitoring disasters and the environment, after two delays due to technical malfunctions.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's eighth H-IIA rocket took off from southern Japan's Tanegashima Space Center at 10:33 a.m. local time today, according to JAXA's Web site.

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2006-Feb-14, 04:07 AM
Good to see the H-2 back in action

I was afraid that after the Japanese Nozumi received Solar radiation damage and Astro-E lost they might have pulled back from Space exploration

They plan on building the H-IIB to be ready for launch in 2008, Japan also has ideas for J-1 upgrade J-1A which will place smaller payloads of about 900 kg into low Earth orbit.