H-2A rocket on the launch padBY STEPHEN CLARK
Posted: February 27, 2014
Mounted on a mobile launch platform, a Japanese H-2A rocket rolled to its launch pad at the Tanegashima Space Center on Thursday, a half-day before its scheduled liftoff with an observatory to monitor global rain and snowfall.
Liftoff is set for 1837 GMT (1:37 p.m. EST; 3:37 a.m. local time).
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