Mitsubishi launches rocket carrying British satellite

Kyodo -- Dec 23
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday it successfully launched an H-2A rocket carrying a British communications satellite from Tanegashima Space Center in southwestern Japan, with the satellite entering its planned orbit about 26 minutes after liftoff.

The rocket carrying the first of two Inmarsat-6 satellites of Britain's Inmarsat Global Ltd. was launched at 12:32 a.m. following a one-day delay due to poor weather.

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