Japan to launch satellites to monitor the oceans

Japan to launch satellites to monitor the oceans

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Tokyo: Japan is planning to launch satellites to monitor the world”s oceans. The Cabinet office plans to launch nine satellites in the next five years to counter piracy and monitor the movements of foreign ships intruding into Japanese territorial waters, a business newspaper reported. They will also collect data for forecasting natural disasters such as tsunamis, it said.

The report, which cabinet ministry officials could not immediately confirm, came as Japan”s coastguard said three Chinese government ships entered waters around the Senkaku islands in the East China Sea.

Source: Spacewar