Main | My profile | Log outLogged in as Guest | Group "Guests" | RSS
Menu

Space encyclopedia

Publications

Photo gallery

Astrophilately

Contact us

Links

Download

Categories

Manned Space Flights. [490]
Philatelic Exhibitions. [22]
Space Mail [36]
For Collectors on Space Thematic [42]
Site news [13]

Search

Statistics


Main » 2012 » May » 18 » Japan launched 4 satellites.


Japan launched 4 satellites.
21:29
On May 17, 2012 at 16:39 UTC the H-2A rocket-carrier was launched from Tanegashima Space Center, an island spaceport in southern Japan. The rocket orbited 4 satellites.
The "Kompsat 3”, a high-resolution imaging satellite was built in South Korea. The craft's sharp camera was provided by Astrium of Germany.
The satellite for JAXA's first Global Change Observation Mission, officially known GCOM W1, will measure moisture in Earth's atmosphere, soil and trapped in polar ice caps. The nickname of GCOM W1 is Shizuku, which is Japanese for water drop.
The H-2A rocket also orbited a small demonstration satellite named SDS 4 for the Japanese space agency and Horyu-2, a student-built experimental satellite.
Attachments:
Category: | Views: 617 | Added by: Skyflyer | Tags: | Rating: 0.0/0 | |
Total comments: 0
Login form
We are on TV


Read more »

Our Awards


Read more »

Office
Guest


Archives of news
Copyright MyCorp © 2017
Free web hostinguCoz