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Japan's space agency launched an H2B rocket

Japan's space agency has successfully launched an H2B rocket on Saturday. Onboard is a cargo carrier, the Kounotori 3, which will deliver goods to the International Space Station.The rocket blasted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan at 11:06 AM local time.15 minutes later, the Kounotori 3 separated from the rocket at an altitude of about 288 kilometers.

The Kounotori is an unmanned cargo carrier developed in Japan to deliver supplies to the space station, which is orbiting 400 kilometers above Earth.This was the third launch of the spacecraft following one in January last year.The Kounotori 3 is carrying 4.6 tons of supplies, including experiment hardware to be used by Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide on the space station.Inputs from NHK

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