[meteorite-list] Japan To Launch MUSES-C Asteroid Mission On May 9

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:23:54 2004
Message-ID: <200303300948.BAA20604_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

Japan To Launch MUSES-C Asteroid Mission On May 9
Jiji Press
March 26, 2003

Tokyo -- Japan plans to launch an M-V rocket carrying a MU
SES-C asteroid research spacecraft on May 9, a government space
research institute said Wednesday.
The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, a body under Japan's
Science and Technology Ministry, said it has received approval for the
launch from the Space Activities Commission. The launch of the No. 5 M-V
rocket will be the fir st since the unsuccessful launch of the No. 4 M-V
rocket in February 2000. The No. 5 M-V rocket was originally scheduled to
be launched from the Kagoshima Space Center, southern Japan, in November
or December last year, but the date was postponed for technical reasons.
The MUSES-C spacecraft will conduct scientific observations and collect
samples from asteroids passing close to Earth.
Received on Sun 30 Mar 2003 04:48:09 AM PST

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