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    JAPAN LAUNCHED HER BIGGEST-EVER ROCKET ON SATURDAY IN A TEST WHICH IS PART OF THE PROGRAMME TO PUT A JAPANESE SATELLITE IN ORBIT BY MARCH 1968.

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    JAPAN LAUNCHED HER BIGGEST-EVER ROCKET ON SATURDAY IN A TEST WHICH IS PART OF THE PROGRAMME TO PUT A JAPANESE SATELLITE IN ORBIT BY MARCH 1968.

    THE THREE-STAGE, EIGHT-TON ROCKET WAS FIRED OVER THE PACIFIC TO A HEIGHT OF 1,800 KILOMETRES (1.125 MILES) INTO THE VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT. THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO'S INSTITUTE OF SPACE AND AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH SAID THE ROCKET, LAUNCHED FROM THE KAGOSHIMA SPACE CENTRE ON THE SOUTHERN TIP OF KYUSHU ISLAND, SENT BACK INFORMATION FROM INSIDE THE VAN ALLEN BELT -- ZONES OF RADIATION ALMOST ENCIRCLING THE GLOBE.

    JAPAN'S SPACE PROGRAMME, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO COST ABOUT GBP50-MILLION OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, HAS BEEN MAKING STEADY PROGRESS OVER ABOUT TEN YEARS. MORE THAN 250 SMALL ROCKETS HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED.

    THE ROCKET LAUNCHED ON SATURDAY, THE "LAMBDA 3H", I A FORE-RUNNER OF THE FOUR-STAGE ROCKET WHICH WILL PUT JAPAN'S FIRST SATELLITE INTO ORBIT. THE SPACE CENTRE PLANS TO LAUNCH A FOUR-STAGE ROCKET IN THE AUTUMN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADHJ31YBOJJVOVACXDE0S2G0TT
    Media URN:
    VLVADHJ31YBOJJVOVACXDE0S2G0TT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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