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Japan's Military Launches First Communications Satellite

Japan's Defense Ministry has launched its first communications satellite.
The Kirameki-2 (kee-RAH-meh-kee 2) satellite lifted off Tuesday on board an H-2A rocket from the Tanegashima (tah-neh-GAH-shee-mah) Space Center in southern Japan.

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The DSN 2 military satellite is scheduled to launch between 07:44 - 08:58 UT, 24th January 2017.

DSN-2, also known as Kirameki-2, is a geostationary communications satellite to be operated by DSN Corporation, a subsidiary of SKY Perfect JSAT Group. Its payload is a pure X band and will be used for military communications by the Japanese military.
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