Launch of Japanese H-IIA Rocket with IGS Spy Satellite

A Japanese H-IIA rocket blasted off into Space this evening, February 1st 2015 at 01:21 UTC, 10:21 Local time from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan. The rocket placed the IGS spy satellite into orbit, The Japanese Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) is a second generation radar satellite providing redundancy should one of the existing spy assets in orbit fail. Source: NVS Live


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