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TANEGASHIMA ISLAND, Kagoshima Pref. (Kyodo) An H-IIA rocket successfully delivered into orbit on Saturday a satellite for weather observation and air traffic control.

The rocket lifted off at 3:27 p.m., one minute behind the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s original plan, from the launch pad on Tanegashima Island off the southern tip of Kyushu. It put the satellite into orbit shortly before 4 p.m.

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