Saturday, September 14, 2013
Epsilon Rocket Successfully Launched
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at 2 p.m. Saturday launched the first Epsilon rocket at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki, Kagoshima Prefecture. It successfully put a satellite into orbit sometime after 3 p.m.
It is the first launch of a new Japanese rocket in 12 years, following that of the H-IIA in 2001.
The launch was originally scheduled for 1:45 p.m. but was delayed because a ship was sailing in waters near the space center.
(The Nikkei, Sunday morning edition)