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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency | Epsilon | RAISE-2 & Others

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is scheduled to launch a Epsilon rocket as part of the RAISE-2 & Others mission. The launch window for the Test Flight mission is on 10/01/2021 00:48 UTC from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Epsilon and experience the excitement for yourself.

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Mission: RAISE-2 & Others

8 payloads will fly on this mission : “RApid Innovative payload demonstration SatellitE-2” (RAISE-2), DRUMS(Debris Removal Unprecedented Micro-Satellite), Hibari, Z-Sat, and four CubeSat (ASTERISC, ARICA, NANODRAGON, KOSEN-1).

Rocket: Epsilon

The Epsilon rocket is a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites. It is a follow-on project to the larger and more expensive M-V rocket which was retired in 2006. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) began developing the Epsilon in 2007. It is capable of placing a 590 kg payload into Sun-synchronous orbit.

Agency: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan’s national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. JAXA launch their Epsilon vehicle from the Uchinoura Space Center and their H-II vehicles from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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