IGS-5 Optical reconnaissance satellite is successfully launched by H-2A

by | Mar 27, 2015 | Launches, Military space, Satellites | 0 comments

The IGS-5 Optical high resolution reconnaissance satellite, which is owned and operated by the Japan Defence Agency, was successfully launched into a Sun-synchronous orbit by an H-2A-202 (H-11A 202) launch vehicle from the Tanegashima launch site in Japan on 26 March 2015.  The launch time was 0121 GMT.

Details of the spacecraft are sketchy but it is thought to have a mass of circa 1,500kg and was built by the Mitsubishi Electric Company (MELCO).

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