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Japan Launches Rocket Via Laptop Computer

10:20 PM, Sep 14, 2013   |    comments
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Japan sent a space telescope into orbit, as its new Epsilon rocket delivered its payload Saturday.

According to NPR, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency reported that the successful launch is a step toward its goal "to lower hurdles to space" by simplifying rocket launches and making them more affordable.

Japan's new solid-fuel rocket successfully blasted off carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets in a launch coordinated from a laptop computer-based command center.

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