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Japan launches Earth observation satellite
Posted: Sat, May 24, 2014, 12:57 PM ET (1657 GMT)
H-2A launch of ALOS-2 (JAXA) A Japanese rocket placed into orbit on Saturday an Earth observation satellite equipped with a mapping radar. The H-2A rocket lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center at 11:05 pm EDT Friday (0303 GTM, 12:05 pm local time Saturday) and released the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2), also known as Daichi-2, into a Sun-synchronous orbit about 15 minutes later. ALOS-2 is equipped with a synthetic aperture radar to provide all-weather high-resolution images of the Earth. The spacecraft is the successor to the original ALOS, which launched in 2006 but malfunctioned in 2011.
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