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Japan launches hi-tech global rainfall satellite

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February 28, 2014
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Japan successfully launches its latest rocket, carrying a hi-tech satellite to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms. Duration: 00:37 Video provided by AFP


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