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2003-Nov-23, 11:36 PM
SUMMARY: The Japanese Space Agency (NASDA) celebrated the second launch of its next generation rocket, the H-2A, on Monday from the Tanegashima Space Center. Although the liftoff went smoothly at 0245 GMT (9:45 EST Sunday), ground control lost contact with one of the mission's payloads - the DASH probe designed to test an atmospheric re-entry system. The rocket was originally expected to launch on Friday, but was held back because of weather problems.

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