Japan launches state-of-the-art relay satellite with laser communication technology

Japan launches state-of-the-art relay satellite with laser communication technology

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).

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