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KOMPSAT 3 (ARIRANG 3), GCOM W1 (SHIZUKU), SDS-4, HORYU 2 launch

By: RocketGirl
A Japanese H-2A launched Thursday at 4:39 GMT from Tanegashima Space Center carrying 4 satellites to orbit. The satellites include:
  • Kompsat 3 (Arirang 3) - a Korean remote sensing satellite that will provide high-resolution images for GIS, agricultural and oceanographic applications.
  • GCOM W1 (SHIZUKU) - a Japanese observation satellite that will look at water circulation changes, including vapor amounts, wind velocity above the ocean, sea water temperature, and snow depths.
  • SDS-4 - Japanese Small Demonstration Satellite - 4
  • HORYU-2 - the Japanese High Voltage Technology Demonstration Satellite
The NORAD catalog (or SSC) numbers for these satellites are still TBD. To stay update-to-date with the latest launches subscribe to AGI's Launch Notifications.
Posted: 5/15/2012 11:12:48 PM


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