PARIS — Axelspace Corp. of Tokyo, Japan’s answer to Planet and BlackSky of the United States, released images from its first Earth imaging satellite and booked a three-satellite  launch deal with GK Launch Services of Russia.

The launch, to occur no earlier than mid-2020 aboard a Soyuz-2 rocket, will get Axelspace closer to its operational goal of being able — as Planet is today — of imaging any land location on Earth once a day.

The first GRUS satellite, GRUS . . .

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