Japan launches a satellite to better monitor North Korea


24th January 2017

Japan – January 24: Japan’s H-IIA rocket, carrying the Kirameki-2 satellite, is launched from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Tanegashima island. Japan launched the satellite to modernise its military communications and reportedly provide better monitoring of nearby North Korean missile launches.

(Photo credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)


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