Japan successfully launched Spy Satellite

Japan-Spy-SatelliteJapan successfully launched the Information Gathering Satellite. The spy satellite was launched from the Tanegashima Space Centre in the Kagoshima Prefecture in the south of Japan.

Japan had launched various spy satellites. This is the 5th spy satellite that Japan has launched into the Earth’s orbit on 1 February 2015. The other 4 satellites launched by Japan, that are orbiting the Earth include two optical imaging spacecrafts and two radar satellites.

The satellite was taken into orbit by the H-2A (H-IIA) carrier rocket. The satellite carries a sophisticated radar payload designed to survey the globe night and day in all weather conditions from an orbit about 300 miles above Earth.

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