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GINGA Satellite

GINGA, which means "galaxy" in Japanese, is the third Japanese X-ray astronomy satellite. GINGA, formerly known as Astro-C, was launched by the M-3SII-3 rocket at 15h30m (JST), February 5, 1987, from Kagoshima Space Center (KSC). The observation period ended on November 1, 1991, when Ginga reentered the earth's atmosphere.

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