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H-2A launches reconnaissance satellite
Posted: Sat, Mar 3, 2018, 1:52 PM ET (1852 GMT)
Japan launched a reconnaissance satellite late Monday night. An H-2A rocket lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center at 11:34 p.m. Eastern Monday carrying the IGS Optical 6 satellite into a low Earth orbit. The satellite is the latest in the series of reconnaissance satellites, known as Information Gathering Satellites, operated by the Japanese government.
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