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December 8th, 2017

The Epsilon-3 Launch Moved Out to Mid-January by JAXA

JAXA has updated the launch date of the third Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-3) which encapsulates the second Advanced Small-size Radar Satellite (ASNARO-2).

ASNARO-2 was developed by NEC Corporation as part of the project funded by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. JAXA, NEC Corporation’s contractor, is in charge of this launch.

The Epsilon-3 launch, originally scheduled for November 12, 2017, was postponed as its electrical system needed further confirmation. JAXA has identified and taken countermeasures against the factor that delayed the launch. Refer to the following reschedule details;

  • Launch Date:
    • January 17, 2018
  • Launch Time:
    • Approximately 6 a.m. through 6:35 a.m. (Japan Standard Time)
  • Launch Site:
    • The JAXA Uchinoura Space Center