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Japanese Rocket Launch A Success
2013-09-14 05:03:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Following a two-week delay, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched their new, reportedly less expensive Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) early Saturday morning. In a statement, JAXA officials confirmed that Epsilon-1, which was carrying the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A) remote observation telescope, lifted off from the Uchinoura Space Center...

Japan Epsilon Rocket Launch Halted Due To 'Attitude Abnormality'
2013-08-27 08:08:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was dealt another setback in its attempts to launch its first new rocket in 12 years. The Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-1) was set to launch today at 1:45 p.m. local time from Japan’s Uchinoura Space Center but was canceled within seconds of lift-off. This was the second setback this month for the Epsilon rocket. An earlier launch was postponed due to a computer glitch. While there...

Japan Launches Spy Satellites To Keep Tabs On North Korea
2013-01-28 13:35:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Japan launched two satellites into orbit on Sunday, capable of spying and offering sharp images for its government defense and intelligence agencies. Officials say the launch of the satellites, which included an operational radar satellite and experimental optical probe, went smoothly. The two intelligence satellites now in orbit could potentially help to keep an eye on North Korea as it tests rockets, and sets itself on a...

2006-02-21 20:05:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan launched a research satellite into space on Wednesday, its second successful launch in less than a week and an additional boost to a space program plagued by a string of mishaps in recent years. The launch of the M-5 rocket and infrared astronomical satellite, delayed by a day due to rain, followed Saturday's successful launch of a larger H-2A rocket carrying a multipurpose satellite to be used for controlling air traffic and gathering meteorological data. The Japan...


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