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TANEGASHIMA, Kagoshima Pref. (Kyodo) Japan launched a rocket Friday carrying a satellite aimed at studying the concentration of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, as well as seven small orbiters, including those developed by university students.

Shortly before 1 p.m. the domestically built H-IIA rocket carrying the Ibuki satellite was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.

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