JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.86

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Launch of X-Band Defense Communications Satellite

Launch of X-Band Defense Communications Satellite
Launch of X-Band Defense Communications Satellite

At 4:44pm on January 24th, 2017 (Japan Standard Time), Ministry of Defense’s first X-band defense communications satellite called Kirameki-2 was launched successfully.

Results of Launch

The rocket flew and detached Kirameki-2 as planned. The satellite will shift to operation after acquiring satellite signals and undergoing performance verification test in geostationary orbit approx. 2 months from now.

Time

4:44pm on January 24, 2017

Location

Tanegashima Space Center

Launching Company

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (subcontracted from launched SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation)

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