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The japanese deceided not to launch their IGS spysats in pairs anymore, but on separate HIIA rockets (probably on the 202 version)

see http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20060501TDY01005.htm

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RE: Japanese to launch spysats separately on H-IIA rockets
« Reply #1 on: 05/15/2006 03:12 PM »
Good move by Japan. They need to watch out for North Korea.

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RE: Japanese to launch spysats separately on H-IIA rockets
« Reply #2 on: 07/20/2006 05:10 AM »
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Skyrocket - 2/5/2006  9:03 PM

The japanese deceided not to launch their IGS spysats in pairs anymore, but on separate HIIA rockets (probably on the 202 version)

see http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20060501TDY01005.htm

Source: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200607192076.htm

Tokyo, July. 19 (AP): Japan will launch a third spy satellite in September to monitor North Korean activity, a news report said on Wednesday.

Japan's space agency, JAXA, will launch the country's third spy satellite using an H-2A rocket on Sept. 10, Kyodo News agency said, quoting unidentified government officials.

JAXA plans to launch a fourth by the end of the year, according to Kyodo. Japan first launched two spy satellites in March 2003.

The four satellites will enable Japan to survey any point in the world and will be used especially to monitor North Korea, the report said.

Officials at JAXA could not be reached for comment late Wednesday.
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