IGS Optical 8
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
IGS Optical 8
Type: Government/Top Secret
Launch Cost: $90,000,000
The IGS Optical 8 (Intelligence Gathering Satellite) is a Japanese optical reconnaissance satellite. The satellite is operated by the Cabinet Satellite Information Center. The satellite serves both Japan’s national defense and civil natural disaster monitoring.
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Tanegashima Space Center, Japan
88 rockets have launched from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – MHI
- Type: Commercial
- Abbreviation: MHI
- Administration: President: Seiji Izumisawa
- Founded: 1884
- Launchers: H-I, H-II, H-III
- Spacecraft: Kounotori | HTV
- Country: JPN
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group.
MHI’s products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world’s 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.