Japan’s new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch

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Japan’s new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch
TOKYO – Japan's new solid-fuel rocket successfully blasted off Saturday carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets in a launch coordinated from a laptop computer-based command centre. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Epsilon rocket from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima, southwestern Japan, at 2:00 pm (0500 GMT). Spectators cheered in Kagoshima as well …

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