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Akatsuki and IKAROS on the launch pad
Filed under IKAROS, pretty pictures, Akatsuki (Planet-C), spacecraft
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.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Original image data dated on or about May 17, 2010.
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