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Japanese backup spy satellite in orbit

Submit on Sunday, February 1st, 2015 22:58

Rocket: H-IIA; Payload: IGS radar spare; Date: 1 February 2015, 0121 UTC; Launch site: Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The satellite was put into orbit after being separated from the rocket and was confirmed to be functioning properly, according to Mitsubishi Heavy and JAXA.

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