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IGS 7A (Information Gathering Satellite), a Japanese reconnaissance satellite, was launched from Tanegashima on 12 December at 01:21 UT by a H-2A rocket. IGS 7A joins Japans Information Gathering Satellite system expanding the country's capacity to observe military and civil developments around the world. The Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) is a military spy satellite system whose primary mission is to provide early warning of impending hostile launches.

Alternate Names

  • 37954
  • IGS7A
  • Information Gathering Satellite 7A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-12-12
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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