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Japan launches Internet sat

February 26, 2008

Japan’s space agency has launched an experimental communications satellite designed to enable super high-speed data transmission in remote areas. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) said it hoped to enable data transmission of up to 1.2 gigabits per second at a low cost across Japan and in 19 different locations in South-East Asia through the satellite. About 100 experiments will be conducted via the satellite, including a test broadcast of the next generation of high-definition television.

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