QPS Research Institute (Fukuoka City), a Kyushu University-affiliated venture company, announced that it will launch its fifth small satellite in early 2023. The company has signed a contract with U.S.-based Virgin Orbit, which is engaged in the business of launching satellites from the air using aircraft. The rocket will be transported to an altitude where thunderclouds do not occur, so it can be launched on schedule without being affected by weather conditions. Source: Nikkei
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