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BRIEF-Canon is helping Japan build a low-cost "mini-rocket" for future satellite launches - Nikkei
December 1, 2016 / 5:25 PM / in a year

BRIEF-Canon is helping Japan build a low-cost "mini-rocket" for future satellite launches - Nikkei

Dec 1 (Reuters) -

* Canon Inc is helping Japan build a low-cost “mini-rocket” for future satellite launches - Nikkei

* IHI unit, IHI Aerospace is handling development of key engine parts for the rocket such as a fuel injector - Nikkei

* Initial launch of the rocket is slated for early next year from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture -Nikkei

* Engineers from Canon's unit, Canon Electronics, have joined a team led by JAXA, that is building the rocket - Nikkei Source text - s.nikkei.com/2gDwv4L

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