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Japan launches back-up spy satellite

13th February 2015 - 15:13 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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A reserve spy satellite was launched by Japan from its Tanegashima Space Centre on 1 February 2015.

Following a three-day delay due to bad weather a two-stage H-IIA 202 carrier rocket lifted the Mitsubishi Electric-built satellite equipped with a second-generation radar into orbit. Details of the satellite’s exact capabilities remain ...

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