| GEO World|
| Japan launches rocket with greenhouse-gas probe |
| Updated at: 1032 PST, Friday, January 23, 2009|
TOKYO: Japan's space agency has launched a domestically made rocket carrying the world's first greenhouse-gas monitoring satellite.
The H2A rocket took off Friday from the space center on Tanegashima, a remote island in southern Japan. The launch _ the15th for an H2A _ had been delayed for several days because of bad weather.