Japan will create a constellation of 50 military satellites, the Yomiuri newspaper reports.
The satellites will be launched from 2024. They will be of two types - optical and SAR (radar synthesis aperture) satellites. The former will be able to make high-quality photos and videos of the Earth's surface in good weather in the daytime, while the latter will be able to make radar images.
The creation of a constellation of satellites will make it possible to track military objects and the movement of equipment in real time from a low altitude, the agency said.
Earlier it was reported that the American company SpaceX launched a super-heavy rocket Falcon Heavy with a secret satellite for the needs of the Pentagon. A broadcast of the flight was carried out at the company's website.
According to its data, the rocket was launched from the Cape Canaveral launch site in the state of Florida at 16:41.
According to NASASpaceFlight, the spacecraft, which is classified for the U.S. Space Forces and the TETRA-1 microsatellite for scientific research, will be launched into a geosynchronous orbit.