Re: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)

JRBURCA@aol.com
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:12:58 -0500 (EST)

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--Jake Rees

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   TOKYO, Nov 17 (AFP) - Japan has postponed the launch of its H-2  
rocket carrying an earth observation satellite because of the 
failure of its timer, the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) 
said Monday. 
   The H-2 launch, originally scheduled for early Wednesday, aims  
to put into orbit a satellite to measure tropical rainfall, the 
agency said. 
   "We are going to send the rocket as soon as we fix the problem,"  
a spokesman for the agency said. 
   In August, it postponed another launch of its H-2 until next  
February due to the failure of an advanced earth observation 
satellite. 
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