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The 'final frontier' is now the next place of business

Startups find new opportunities for trade and innovation in space

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Japan's experimental miniature SS-520 rocket launch ends in failure on Jan. 15.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- It was a sunny January morning at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, the perfect day for a launch.

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