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JAPANESE SPY SATELLITE LAUNCHES TO WATCH NORTH KOREA

JAPANESE SPY SATELLITE LAUNCHES TO WATCH NORTH KOREA Japan launched a new spy satellite into orbit tonight (March 16) to help keep an eye on the nation's unpredictable, nuclear-armed neighbor, North Korea. The Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) Radar 5 lifted off atop a Japanese H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan at 9:20 p.m. EDT (0120 GMT, and 10:20 a.m. local Japan time on March 17). While the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency did not provide a live webcast for the IGS Radar 5 launch, a video stream was available via the company Neconvideo Visual Solutions.   More



(Source: Space.com - Mar 17)

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