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Akatsuki and IKAROS on the launch pad

Akatsuki and IKAROS on the launch pad

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Akatsuki and IKAROS on the launch pad
Taken on May 17, 2010, about 24 hours before the planned launch of Akatsuki and IKAROS toward Venus. They are stacked aboard an H-IIA rocket.

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Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2010

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