World’s tiniest carrier rocket lifts off

A mini rocket carrying a tiny satellite has been launched into space.

Crowds of people gathered to watch the lift off from the Space Centre in Kagoshima, Japan.

The 35 centimetre nano-satellite on board, will take pictures of the earth and gather weather information for experts back on earth.

It was a case of second time lucky for the launch, as the first attempt last year had to be called off because of technical issues.