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170 satellites to pinpoint disaster damage in Japan house by house

Broadcaster Sky Perfect Jsat aims to expand service across Asia

The Asia's largest satellite broadcaster Sky Perfect Jsat will provide the imagery from a constellation of 170 satellites. (Source photos by Sky Perfect Jsat and Kei Higuchi)

TOKYO -- A service expected to launch next year will harness a constellation of 170 satellites to monitor the whole of Japan and report on house-by-house damage caused by natural disasters, Sky Perfect Jsat said Thursday.

The Japanese satellite broadcaster said the service will be launched in April and aims to roll out the service across Asia.

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