JAPAN, Sept. 19 (UPI) — Japan’s new J2-100 satellites, built by a Japanese consortium and scheduled to launch in 2019, are set to carry an experimental radio and radar system, according to a Japanese official.
J2A satellites will be deployed on Japanese telecommunications satellites and on the world’s first Japanese-built orbital-based UAV, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said.JAXA, the Japanese company that designed the satellites, is working with a U.S. firm to put them into orbit.
The satellites are being manufactured by a consortium led by JAXA’s Space Research and Development Corporation, the ministry said.
JAXS is building and flying a UAV called JU-101 for the U.N. space agency.
JU101 is being used to measure atmospheric moisture and heat.