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Fire forces Japan to cancel rocket launch to ISS

  • A pre-dawn fire forced Japan’s space agency to cancel the launch of an unnamed rocket meant to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
  • The fire broke out near the launch pad on southern Tanegashima island at around 03:05 am on Tuesday, as Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s cargo vessel Kounotori8 was scheduled to launch on an H-2B rocket.