Japanese rocket puts cargo into orbit

Tokyo (AFP) Jan 22, 2011 A Japanese rocket successfully took an unmanned cargo transporter to the International Space Station into orbit on Saturday, Japan’s space agency said. The H-IIB rocket took off from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan on schedule at 2:37 pm (0537 GMT). Around 15 minutes later it put the cargo unit into a planned orbit, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

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