Myanmar to launch satellite with help of Japan

Updated: 2012-08-22 14:14


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YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar will launch a small globe- observing satellite with the assistance of Japan, official media reported Wednesday.

The satellite will be launched with the help of Marubeni Aerospace of Japan for the use by Myanmar's Meteorology and Hydrology Department of the Ministry of Transport, said the New Light of Myanmar.

A coordination meeting for the project was held in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, attended by Transport Minister U Nyan Tun Aung and Program Manager of the Marubeni Aerospace of Japan  Shoichi Satoh.

After the launching, the department will use the satellite for broadcasting weather forecast news through one of the satellite channels, the report added.