Japan launches its 1st Mars prob
The M-5 rocket carrying Japan's first Mars probe, Planet-B,
lifts off from the Kagoshima Space Center in Uchinoura, Kagoshima
Prefecture, southwestern Japan on July 4. Planet-B, which was renamed
''Nozomi (Hope)'' after the launch, will orbit the Earth until
December before heading toward Mars on a mission to investigate the
upper atmosphere of the red planet and its interaction with solar
wind. It is scheduled to begin orbiting Mars in October 1999.
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