A Japanese satellite carrying laser relay technology was launched into space on Sunday (November 29) on a mission to transmit data at high speeds from military and civilian Earth observation spacecraft.
The H-2IA rocket’s laser – powered communications satellite launched from the Thanegashima space center in southern Japan at 2:25 a.m. EST (4:25 p.m. local time).
Rocket builder and launch provider Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announces successful launch On Twitter, Adding the satellite detached from the upper stage of the rocket. From there, the satellite will go into geostationary orbit for a 10-year mission. “The rocket was confirmed to have flown as planned,” said MHI, which translated the machine. Statement from the Japanese language.
Unusually, the mission was not broadcast live from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency or Jaxa, probably due to the strategic nature of the laser technology. According to Space Flight Now. No information is given about its exact orbital track.
According to the machine’s translated version, a laser utilizing communication system, or satellite satellite abbreviated as LUCAS, transmits data from low orbiting satellites using laser technology. Jaxa Mission page in Japanese.
Will fly to LUCAS Geostationary orbit, Allowing it to orbit at an altitude of about 22,000 miles (36,000 km) above the Earth’s equator. It will have a constant view of the Asia-Pacific region.
From a high altitude, LUCAS will connect with satellites in low Earth orbit. Lucas’ laser technology transmits information at a speed of 1.8 gigabytes per second, which is seven times faster than sending radio waves, Jaxa said.
There are more satellites than Earth observe Utilizing more advanced computing technology due to smaller satellites from private companiesJaxa said LUCAS will allow future data transmission capabilities on low-orbit spacecraft and future emergencies.
In order to quickly obtain information from these satellites it is imperative to make full use of their applications, which monitor the Earth for global warming and assist in disaster response in the aftermath of a hurricane-like event.
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