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Last Updated: Friday May 21 2010 08:31 GMT

Blast-off for Venus space mission

Japanese satellite to Venus launches

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A Japanese satellite heading for Venus has been launched into space.

When it gets there, it will collect information about the planet's climate.

It's expected to reach Venus in December and the plan is for it to orbit for four years.

The rocket was due to blast off on Tuesday but it had to be put back because of bad weather.

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