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A Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard takes off from launch pad 1 at the Tanegashima Space Center, early Friday morning. The satellite will collect data from an international network of existing and future satellites to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours.

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Nice picture! Onward to the final frontier!

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I heard chants of "Ganbare! Ganbare! Nippon! Nippon!" :)

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Fabulous photo !

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I heard chants of "Ganbare! Ganbare! Nippon! Nippon!" :)

You're on Tanegashima?

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You're on Tanegashima? Sorry, but I was not :)

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Good work!!

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It's a joint effort so, "ganbare nihon!", "yeah America! "

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Looks good. The data will be very useful.

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I think it was another cover for a spy in the sky.

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