Myanmar's first satellite held by Japan on International Space Station after coup

Myanmar's first satellite held by Japan on International Space Station after coup

Channel NewsAsia - World·2021-03-12 23:00

TOKYO: Myanmar's first satellite is being held on board the International Space Station following the Myanmar coup, while Japan's space agency and a Japanese university decide what to do with it, two Japanese university officials said.

The US$15 million satellite was built by Japan's Hokkaido University in a joint project with Myanmar's government-funded Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University (MAEU). It is the first of a set of two 50kg microsatellites equipped with cameras designed to monitor agriculture and fisheries.

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