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Japan has successfully tested a prototype model of a planned supersonic airliner.

An 11-metre scale model was launched by rocket from the Woomera test site in the Australian desert.

It separated from the rocket as planned at about 18,000 metres (59,400 feet) for a 15-minute test flight at twice the speed of sound.

Three years ago a similar test at Woomera ended in failure with the model crashing in flames.

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