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H-2A ROCKET GROUNDED BY PROBLEM IN PROPULSION SYSTEM

H-2A ROCKET GROUNDED BY PROBLEM IN PROPULSION SYSTEM A Japanese launch crew filled an H-2A rocket with cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants in time for a planned liftoff Saturday with a geostationary navigation satellite, but a problem inside the launcher’s propulsion system prompted officials to postpone the mission. Officials announced a hold less than two hours before the 174-foot-tall (53-meter) H-2A rocket was set to blast off at 0440 GMT (12:40 a.m. EDT; 1:40 p.m. Japan Standard Time).   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Aug 13)

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