Finally the tech industry masters have launched their first commercial satellite. This satellite is launched to support their space programmers. Now they are too in race with European and
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries oversaw the launch from Tanegashima Space Center in southwest Japan.
The launch was delayed roughly 30 minutes or so, reason some unexpected small ship had came near space station. H-IIA was finally launched around 3:50PM Japan time.
The rocket successful launched at 3:50 pm, carrying the TELSTAR 12V communications and broadcasting satellite for Canadian satellite operator Telesat.
It was scheduled to release the payload into orbit about 4 1/2 hours after liftoff, the space agency said.
Japan wants to become a major player in the satellite launching business. It has tried to improve the H-IIA rocket to cut the cost of each launch to make its programmer competitive.