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Japan, China enhance recon satellite coverage

1st March 2018 - 11:12 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launched an optical reconnaissance satellite into orbit aboard an H-IIA launch vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Centre on 27 February.

The first such launch since last March, this third-generation satellite will help predict North Korean missile launches and observe Japan ...

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