Rocket carrying 1st UAE-made satellite launched from Japan
financialpost.com -- Oct 30
A Japanese rocket on Monday lifted the United Arab Emirates’ first locally made satellite into orbit successfully from a space centre in southern Japan.

The KhalifaSat Earth observation satellite was launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from the Tanegashima Space Center.

The H-2A rocket also is carrying an Ibuki-2 greenhouse gas observation satellite for Japan.

Both the KhalifaSat and Ibuki-2 have since been released separately into targeted orbit, said MHI Launch Services.

The launch marks progress in the Gulf nation’s fledging space program.

温室効果ガスを観測する衛星「いぶき2号」を搭載したH2Aロケットが29日午後、鹿児島県の種子島宇宙センターから打ち上げられました。衛星は軌道に乗り、打ち上げは成功しました。 H2Aロケットは、予定通り午後1時8分に種子島宇宙センターから打ち上げられました。
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