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Japan's First Military Communications Satellite in Orbit

Japan's First Military Communications Satellite in Orbit 26 January, 2017

Japan has launched its first military communications satellite Kirameki-2 on 24 January. The manufacturer of Kirameki-2 satellite (also known as DSN-2), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, informed that the satellite was launched aboard an H-IIA rocket from Japan's Tanegashima space port and successfully entered orbit. The satellite is the first of three X-band satellites Japan plans to launch amid growing Chinese military activity in the region.

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