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Akebono (あけぼの) is the name of a Japanese artificial satellite put into orbit.

The launch was a project of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of the University of Tokyo.

The satellite was sent into orbit on February 22, 1989.

Akebono was designed to study auroras and the magnetosphere of earth. The satellite remained operational for 20+ years.

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