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2010-May-18, 03:50 PM
Bad weather postponed a scheduled multi-mission launch of an H-IIA rocket from Japan early Tuesday, which includes the first Japanese probe to Venus and an experimental solar sail. The next launch attempt for the "Akatsuki" Venus Climate Orbiter and an the solar sail called IKAROS will be Thursday, May 20, at 21:58 UTC [...]

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