April 18, 2024
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Japan launches intelligence satellite to monitor North Korean military activity

Tokyo seeks to operate network of 10 satellites by 2028 to boost security against DPRK missiles and natural disasters

Japan launched an intelligence satellite Thursday as part of long-running efforts to monitor North Korean military activities and strengthen Tokyo’s response to natural disasters.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launched the H-IIA No. 46 rocket carrying the IGS-Radar 7 satellite from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan’s southwest, subsequently confirming the reconnaissance satellite successfully separated from the rocket.

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