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January 24, 2017
Japan launches X-band defense communications satellite. Image Credit JAXA
At 4:44 p.m., (Japan Standard Time, JST) January 24, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA launched the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 32 with X-band defense communication satellite-2* on board. The launch and the separation of the satellite proceeded according to schedule.
Launch of Japanese H-IIA Rocket with DSN-2 X-Band Military Comsat
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA express appreciation for the support in behalf of the successful launch.
At the time of the launch the weather was fine, at 9 degrees Celsius, and the wind speed was 7.1 meters/second from the NW.
Image above: Artist's concept of a Japanese X-band military communications satellite. Image Credit: Japanese Ministry of Defense.
* Built and operated by DSN Corporation, subsidiary of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, as part of development and operation of X-band satellite communications for the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
MHI Launch Services: http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/index.html
H-IIA Launch Vehicle: http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2a/
Images (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/National Research and Development Agency/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.