Japan postpones launch of new rocket it hopes will be cheaper, more efficient

  • by: ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 27, 2013 - 3:25 AM

TOKYO — Japan on Tuesday canceled the launch of a new rocket it hopes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of putting satellites into space, saying it suffered a problem that aborted the countdown 19 seconds before it was supposed to blast off.

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