H-IIA • GCOM-C & SLAT

A Japanese H-2A rocket will deliver to orbit two research satellites for JAXA:  Global Changing Observation Mission-Climate and the Super Low Altitude Test Satellite. First will perform series of measurements of carbon and radiation in atmosphere along with observation of clouds, and ice cover on Earth. Second will test electric ion thruster in the lowest possible orbit where conditions are tough due the greater air resistance.

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