North Korean threat provides the background. Melco ships two reconnaissance satellites to Tanegashima in unusual secrecy.
As North Korea continues to defy the Western Powers over its nuclear program, Japan has begun preparing for one of its most ambitious space challenges, the piggyback launch of its first two reconnaissance satellites. The satellites, which are expected to be launched on an HIIA rocket in late February or early March, are the first set of four. The second pair is to be launched this summer. The first two are believed to have been shipped on Jan. 17 from the Kamakura plant of Mitsubishi ...
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