Japan launched satellite to monitor North Korea

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Japan successfully launched a satellite on Friday, to track land and maritime movements in North Korea and conduct surveys on the weapons program of the rogue state, reported news agency.

The H-2A rocket was launched at 10.20 a.m. local time from the Tanegashima base in the southeast of Japan.

The mission is cooperation between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and aerospace manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has been involved in the field since it was privatized in 2007.

The launch, initially scheduled for March 15, was delayed due to poor weather conditions at the base.

The North Korean regime led by Kim Jong-un carried out a series of missile tests and two nuclear explosions in 2016.