Sunday, January 27, 2013

Japan launches 2 intelligence satellites

Japan launched two intelligence satellites into orbit on Sunday amid growing concerns that North Korea is planning to test more rockets of its own and possibly conduct a nuclear test.

Officials say the launch Sunday of the domestically produced HII-A rocket went smoothly and the satellites - an operational radar satellite and an experimental optical probe - appear to have reached orbit.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/20716052/japan-launches-2-intelligence-satellites