Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar to the right or below. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.
Japan today successfully launched a military reconnaissance satellite.
This was Japan’s fourth launch in 2018, putting it ahead of India and Europe in total launches this year.
The U.S. and China remain tied in the national standings.