Japan conducts first dedicated commercial satellite launch

Q.  Which nation on 23rd November 2015 conducted its first dedicated commercial satellite launch?
- Published on 26 Nov 15

a. Japan
b. China
c. Singapore
d. Malaysia

The launch was conducted on 23rd November 2015. Japan launched Canadian communications spacecraft Telstar 12v into orbit abroad the H-IIA rocket that blasted off from Pad 1 of the Yoshinobu Launch Complex at Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre. The launch was jointly organised by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. This is Japan’s first mission to carry a commercial satellite as primary payload and the second to carry a large commercial satellite.

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