An H-IIA rocket carrying a South Korean satellite launched from southern Japan Friday. Msnbc.com's Craig Melvin reports.
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This trace of a moving light is made by Japan's H-IIA, launched from the Tanegashima space center in Kagoshima prefecture on Friday.
NHK reports: Japan's space agency, JAXA, successfully launched an H2A rocket carrying a foreign satellite early Friday.
It was the first commercial launch of a Japanese rocket based on a commission from overseas.