The first commercial satellite launched by Toshiba, the Japanese telecommunications giant, has been launched into orbit.
The launch was part of Toshiba’s ambitious strategy to develop the next generation of the c655 satellite.
It was part in Toshiba Space’s bid to become the first Japanese company to launch a satellite.
“Toshiba has a long history of launching satellites for commercial use.
We are looking to build on this legacy by making the c658 satellite a truly global leader in high-end satellites,” Toshiba said in a statement.
Tosita is a key player in the Japanese telecoms industry and has been the most prolific in developing and launching new satellites, with several being launched for domestic and foreign customers.TOShiba launched the c65 satellite in March, and is now planning to launch two more.
The c655 was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.