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RAISE-2 & Others

Epsilon

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Launch Status
Go For Launch

Mission

RAISE-2 & Others

Type: Test Flight

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).

Location

M-V Pad

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

41 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.

M-V Pad, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Rocket

Epsilon

Length: 24.4 meters
Diameter: 2.5 meters
First Launch: September 14, 2013

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.

The Epsilon rocket has been launched a total of 4 times with 4 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Type: Government
Abbreviation: JAXA
Administration: Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa
Founded: 2003
Launchers: H-II

Country: JPN

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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Ken & Judy O'Neill
Ken & Judy O'Neill
9 days ago

8 payloads. DRUMS sounds great removing space junk and debris in orbit .
Best of luck folks we will be watching with interest.