Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

National Feb 10, 2020

Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea

Japan has put a new spy satellite into orbit that is expected to help the government capture images of North Korean missile sites. The spy satellite was lofted into orbit by an H-IIA rocket launched at 10:34 a.m. Sunday from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima ...

Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite

National Feb 27, 2018

Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite

An H-IIA rocket carrying a government intelligence-gathering satellite was launched Tuesday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture. The optical reconnaissance satellite will be used for purposes such as monitoring developments at North Korean missile launch facilities, increasing the number of the nation's reconnaissance ...

National Jan 29, 2015

Bad weather delays launch of intelligence satellite

The launch of a rocket carrying a backup radar system for a government intelligence gathering was postponed Thursday by bad weather. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said there was a risk of electrical storm clouds at the time the ...