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11/02/1970 Japan becomes the world’s fourth space power

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日本初の人工衛星「おおすみ」 Osumi | Japan's First Satellite 1970

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JAPANESE ROCKET LAUNCH - NO SOUND

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KSP - Ōsumi - Pure Stock Replicas

Ōsumi is the name of the first Japanese satellite put into orbit, named after the Ōsumi Province in the southern islands of Japan. It was launched with a Lambda 4S-5 rocket from Uchinoura Space Center. Japan became the fourth nation after the USSR, the United States and France to release an artificial satellite into successful orbit on its own.