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In Japan, for a few seconds to launch cancel the launch of commercial rockets

A new attempt to launch a space rocket "MOMO" Japanese company, Interstellar Technologies has been interrupted for a few seconds to launch from a platform in the city Taiki on the Northern island of Hokkaido.

Run the video was broadcast on the company's website. The reason for the cancellation of the launch is not yet known.

The launch of "MOMO-7" was originally planned in mid-July, but then was postponed several times due to adverse weather conditions.

Based on the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido missile company, Interstellar Technologies was founded in 2005. By 2017, the company has developed and built a small rocket "MOMO", which is a small-sized rocket is 10 meters long with a diameter of 50 centimeters and is designed to launch into space nano-satellites. To date, there were five attempts to launch the rocket, and only one of them was successful. In may 2019 was successfully conducted the launch of "MOMO-3".

According to the draft, the rocket "MOMO" must overcome a line of Pocket - the boundary between earth's atmosphere and outer space. After that, by 2023, the company intends to launch the rocket with the satellite on Board.