Japan’s Epsilon scrubs attempt to launch RAISE-2 and eight secondary satellites
Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 09/30/2021
Japan was to make its first orbital launch in ten months on Friday, using its small satellite launcher Epsilon to deliver nine satellites to orbit. Notably, this included the RAISE-2 technology demonstrator. Just seconds before the planned liftoff from the Uchinoura Space Center at 00:51 UTC, an abort was called due to a ground station malfunction.