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The world’s first man-made meteor shower project
Last Friday, January 18, 2019, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched the Epsilon-4 rocket (the fourth Epsilon Launch Vehicle), and all seven satellites loaded on the rocket were successfully placed into orbit. Among them, attention is gathered on the demonstration satellite "ALE-1" of ALE Co., Ltd., which produces man-made meteor showers.
When a “meteor particle”, the material of a meteor shower, is released from the device installed on the satellite, the particle goes a fifth of the way around the earth, then enters into the atmosphere and burns, looking like a meteor shower from the ground. Takasago Electric, Inc. supplied the valve system on the main part of the particle releasing device. The world's first man-made meteor shower is expected to delight the eyes of the people in Hiroshima and Setouchi area in the Spring of 2020, and we are hoping for the success of the project.