Japan's H2A satellite successfully launched
NHK -- Feb 28
Japan's space agency has successfully launched an H2A rocket carrying a satellite that can survey precisely rainfall on most of the earth.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says the rocket lifted off at 3:37 AM from Tanegashima Space Center, southern Japan.

It flew as planned and released the satellite 16 minutes after launch at the height of 400 kilometers.

The satellite, co-developed by Japan and the US, is aimed at a detailed monitoring of rainfall on the earth using radars.

28日未明、鹿児島県の種子島宇宙センターから打ち上げられた「H2Aロケット23号­機」は、メーンの衛星を予定した軌道に投入し、打ち上げは成功した。
Sources: NHK, FNNnewsCH
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