Japan launches its new solid-fuel Epsilon rocket
Tokyo: Japan launched Saturday its new solid-fuel rocket, the Epsilon, after a delay in late August, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said.
The Epsilon rocket was launched at Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima 2.00 p.m., 950 km south-west of Tokyo.
The rocket carried the satellite, and it has successfully gone into orbit around the earth.
The solid-fuel rocket could carry 1.2 tonnes to boost scientific payloads into low Earth orbit, said local media reports.
JAXA had initially planned to launch the Epsilon Aug 27, but the launch was postponed due to a technical problem.
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