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Japan to Monitor North Korea with New Satellite

Japan's H2A satellite lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center. Photo: JAXA.

Japan’s H2A satellite lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in December 2017. Photo: JAXA.

On Feb. 28, Japan successfully launched a new optical reconnaissance satellite from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture. The spacecraft (the details of which are highly classified) will join a fleet of what will eventually be a 10-satellite system capable of photographing any spot on Earth multiple times a day. The main role of the satellites is to keep tabs on military activities in North Korea.

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