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Japan aborts mini-rocket mission shortly after liftoff

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The country’s space agency is expected to provide a more detailed debrief about the nature of the mishap as more information becomes available.

ok, so as of now it's a 'failure.'

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not really a failure just a practice for future non take offs will recover satellite and use a bigger rocket with chinese controls in it

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If North Korea did the same, Japan would be condemning them.

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If North Korea did the same, Japan would be condemning them

Well, unlike North Korea, Japan isn't trying to develop ballistic missiles to use against other countries. Japan also isn't subject to UN sanctions over its missile project, like North Korea is.

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If North Korea did the same, Japan would be condemning them.

Mike L - Perhaps maybe kinda read up on current events before posting comments like that

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Going into space is hard the way we currently do it. People don't seem to understand that.

There are millions of things that can go wrong with every flight. Rockets are a controlled 8+min explosion and the ride isn't all that smooth for unmanned versions.

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Mike L: "If North Korea did the same, Japan would be condemning them."

Ummm... not quite the same thing... at all. Though, yes, there is a lot less of the word "missile" being used to replace "rocket".

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Maybe Japan should ask North Korea for help in missile/rocket technology. Get mad.

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Maybe Japan should ask North Korea for help in missile/rocket technology

Why would they do that? NKs missiles keep failing too.

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Kim is claiming that his country's missilévwill reach west casts of USA very soon. Both China and US military experts are commenting. Japan does not have big mouth and so it must be showing off this rocket to Kim?

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toshiko: it must be showing off this rocket to Kim?

It's a little teeny rocket with a little teeny payload. And Japan doesn't have nukes. I don't think DPRK will worry about it. (They might use the opportunity to complain about it, though.)

The warheads on those teeny little Sparrow air-to-air missiles range from 20 kg to 40 kg. Compare that to the 3 kg on this Japanese rocket.

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Why would they do that? NKs missiles keep failing too.

Not all of them. Why else would Abe be concerned about NK missile? Hmm?

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Good news it look like it was controlled landing and rocket remains in one piece.

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“Russia hacked it” in 3……….2……….1……….

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