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IGS 6A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-050A

Description

IGS 6A (Information Gathering Satellite), a Japanese satellite, was launched on 23 September 2011 at 04:36 UT from Tanegashima by an H-2A rocket. The classified satellite carries an optical camera and telescope to supply imagery to the Japanese government for intelligence, defense and civilian remote sensing applications.

Alternate Names

  • Information Gathering Satellite 6A
  • 37813

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-09-23
Launch Vehicle: H-2A
Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan

Funding Agency

  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Disciplines

  • Communications
  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

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

 
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