National Space Development Agency of Japan H-IIA Launch Vehicle

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So this is actually really cool. Around 1999 or 2000 I was in Okinawa, Japan and between Okinawa City and Nago there is a National Space Development Agency of Japan site that has some huge antenna dishes. I stopped to check them out and there is a small museum that has some information pamphlets like this one. The site tracks 13 weather satellites that are in orbit. I picked up this pamphlet and kept it all these years, but I didn’t realize I had it until I was cleaning out a box in the garage and I found the pamphlet still in great condition after all this time. The last I heard this agency is no longer called NASDA and now they have changed their name to Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), but the experience was very cool and it is awesome that I found this information after 19 years.

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