Japan launches new spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea – Japan launches spy satellite into orbit last week to monitor the movements of North Korea, particularly over its nuclear weapons plans.
Spooler Satellite (IGS) Radar 5 launched using the Japanese H-IIA rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency did not provide a live broadcast of the launch of the IGS Radar 5. However, there is video streaming that they provide through the network of a company, as reported Live Science some time ago.
Japan has embarked on a program of IGS since 1998 as a response to North Korea continues to test missiles Area even crossed Japanese territory. North Korea’s actions repeatedly pose a threat to Japan. North Korea itself does not necessarily stop the nuclear missile development program.
Although for the purposes of surveillance, satellite IGS also assist the Government of Japan to be able to respond to potential natural disasters and some other things in accordance satellite functions.
Japan launches new spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea
IGS The first, launched in 2003, although not all reach orbit. IGS Radar 5 to 15 satellite is intended for this kind of program. Two satellites of Japan had also failed to launch and lost in 2003.
Some spacecraft IGS is equipped with optical sensors to take pictures of the earth layers. While other customized equipment needs. From the name, IGS Radar Satellite 5 is a new version.
Therefore, Japan is also not too much to disclose information about the satellite. For example, orbit where IGS Radar 5 will be, is still unknown where the course.
However, some Japanese-owned satellite previously placed on a trajectory around the earth at a distance of about 480 kilometers.