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Japan Launches New Satellite to Survey Disasters

June 4, 2014

Japan Launches New Satellite to Survey Disasters

TOKYO, May 24, 2014—Japan successfully launched a new mapping satellite on Saturday that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rainforests. The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) will be able to see scars left by catastrophes such as Japan's 2011 tsunami as well as monitor progress made in reconstruction, officials