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H-2A launch delayed
Posted: Sat, Feb 2, 2002, 12:30 PM ET (1730 GMT)
H-2A illustration (NASDA) The Japanese space agency NASDA has delayed the launch of an H-2A rocket for one day because of high winds. The launch of the H-2A, scheduled for midday Sunday February 3 local time (Saturday evening EST) has been delayed until between 11:28 am and 12:47 pm Japan Standard Time Monday, February 4 (9:28 pm to 10:47 pm EST Sunday night). The launch will be the second for the new H-2A booster, a revised version of the H-2 that was grounded after successive launch failures in 1998 and 1999. The rocket will launch the MDS-1 experimental satellite, a vehicle evaluation payload, and a hypersonic reentry demonstrator.
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