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Laos and Nepal to ride Japan's microsatellites into space

University project will expand telecommunications coverage to monitor environments

An image of Earth taken by the Tricom-1R microsatellite using Canon digital camera equipment. (Photo courtesy of the University of Tokyo)

TOKYO -- A University of Tokyo team plans to launch about 20 microsatellites over the next three years in collaboration with more than 20 countries, including Laos and Nepal, to supplement telecommunications infrastructure.

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