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Japan has developed a cheap satellite for developing countries.. / November 22, 2010 /

Japan has developed a cheap artificial satellite for delivery to developing countries, reported Agence France-Presse. It is expected that the unit would be interested in Egypt, Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand.

With the help of the satellite will be visible for flood solve the problems of conservation, as well as create maps. In this case, the cost will be five times lower than the counterparts that are produced in Europe and the USA. According to the representative of the Ministry of Commerce of Japan, the device will cost about $ 120 million.

In developing the satellite would take part company NEC. She will use their technology that were used to probe «Hayabusa» — the first spacecraft that brought the particles to Earth asteroid.

In the development of satellites is now leading the U.S.. Nevertheless, the main rival of the Japanese market in developing countries is the European consortium EADS Astrium, which includes the Government of Japan and Spain, and Germany’s Daimler AG.

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