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Japan Launches UAE's KhalifaSat and Climate-Monitoring Satellite Into Orbit


Japan Launches UAE's KhalifaSat and Climate-Monitoring Satellite Into Orbit MORE Japan successfully deployed a pair of brand-new satellites, including the first one built by the United Arab Emirates, during a launch held earlier today (Oct. 29), which was formally scheduled just two days in advance. The rocket, an H-IIA launch vehicle, blasted off at 1:08 p.m. local time (2:08 a.m. EDT, 0608 GMT) from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan, operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) . Both satellites on board, which are designed to study Earth, separated successfully, with the first leaving about 16 minutes into flight and the second about 24 minutes in.   More



(Source: Space.com - Oct 30)

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