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Defense Ministry to launch first communications satellite

  • November 26, 2016
  • , Mainichi
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Most Saturday morning papers wrote that the Ministry of Defense announced on Friday that it will launch its first communications satellite from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Jan. 24. The launch is part of the ministry’s efforts to promote integrated operations by the three branches of the SDF through a high-speed and high-capacity communications network. The ministry plans to launch two more communications satellites by the end of fiscal 2020. Kyodo News filed a similar report.

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