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Japan space venture to launch satellite for artificial meteor shower


Japan space venture to launch satellite for artificial meteor shower A Japanese space venture said Thursday it will launch a small satellite next month for delivering the world's first artificial meteor shower over Hiroshima and its vicinity in the spring of 2020. Tokyo-based ALE Co., which has been developing the shooting star technology as an entertainment tool, is loading the satellite carrying 400 metal pieces which will replicate meteors on the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's rocket slated for launch on Jan. 17, it said.    More



(Source: The Mainichi - Dec 14)

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