Japan launches spy satellite camera resolution satellites sixth highest in the world
BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) network, according to Japanese news reports, Japan is scheduled for 18 pm, Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu region Tanegashima Space Center launch an “intelligence-gathering satellites” (spy satellites).
developed a spy satellite that the company and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aerospace Exploration Agency today (16) issued a message saying that an “optical IV” satellite alone, Japan’s intelligence-gathering satellite network to build The sixth satellite, will use H2 rocket launch in 18. Japan hopes to build its own intelligence-gathering satellite network capable of 24-hour monitoring of any corner of the earth.
data show that Japan’s spy satellite network is divided into two kinds of radar imaging and optical imaging. 18 launch will be the first six optical imaging satellite, if successful work is the first five star. Fired before the are: intelligence-gathering satellite optics No. 1, named after a launch failure is not (ie, the original machine No. 2), No. 2 intelligence-gathering satellite optical drive, intelligence-gathering satellite optical evidence of Unit 3 実 satellite intelligence collection of satellite optical 3 machine, the North American Air Defense Command, spy satellites, code-named a few of these were IGS-1A, IGS-2A (failure), IGS-3A, IGS-4A, IGS-5A. Satellite orbit is sun-synchronous orbit work (SSO).
learned that the fourth satellite is equipped with optical cameras have a resolution of 60 cm, is the world’s highest resolution imaging system.
according to a predefined, the satellite will be local time at 13:36 on the 18th to 49 minutes between the launch. However, due to the typhoon, the final launch time there may be some adjustment.