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Photo Journal: High ambitions

Two small satellites -- one Bangladeshi and one Nigerian -- are seen after being launched from the International Space Station (ISS) in this July 7, 2017 photo provided by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). According to JAXA, five miniature satellites -- built by foreign students at the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, in cooperation with the university and their home countries of Ghana, Mongolia, Bangladesh and Nigeria -- were successfully released from the Japanese "Kibo" ISS laboratory. The satellites measure about 10 centimeters on each side. This is the first time that Ghanaian, Mongolian and Bangladeshi satellites have been launched.

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