A rocket carrying the United Arab Emirates’ first locally made satellite lifted off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre on Monday.
The KhalifaSat Earth observation satellite was launched on board a H-2A rocket from the centre in Kagoshima Prefecture.
The H-2A rocket also carried a Japanese Ibuki-2 satellite, which is to monitor greenhouse gasses.
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