Sunday, November 29, 2015

First commercial satellite of JAPAN

The Japanese national space programme launched its first commercial satellite, thereby entering a business mainly dominated by Russian and European firms.The H-IIA rocket carried the TELSTAR 12V communications and broadcasting satellite for Canadian satellite operator Telesat.The launch was overseen by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from Tanegashima Space Center in southwest Japan.The H-IIA is Japan's first successful indigenous liquid-fuelled rocket..

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