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"EASY AND STEADY,"
the best choice to the space

PERFORMANCE
1,400kg
LEO 500km
Inclination 31.1deg
LATE ACCESS
Global No.1
T-3 hr to Launch
Accessible to
Payload
RELIABILITY
100%
Succeed
all 4 launches
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“EASY AND STEADY,”
the best choice to the space.

The Epsilon launch service provided by IHI AEROSPACE has
achieved a high balance between performance and price.
Epsilon realized world’s best class late access for the spacecraft
before launch (T-3hours), an automatic checkout system of the
launch vehicle, a payload friendly environment, and higher flexibility of orbit.
With Japanese rocket technology refined for over 60 years,
Your business in space is no longer a dream story.

HISTORY
OF
EPSILON

It started with
a pencil rocket,
History of Japanese
space development

In 1955, Professor Hideo Itokawa of the University of Tokyo conducted a launch experiment of a solid propellant rocket named “Pencil” with a total length of only 23 cm(9 inch), and Fuji Precision, one of IHI AEROSPACE origins, supported the development. IHI AEROSPACE has continued development aiming for “pure domestic production” since then.

Dr. Rocket HIDEO ITOKAWA
"Dr. Rocket"

HIDEO ITOKAWA

6th generation of
solid propellant rocket,
the culmination of 60 years
technological innovation

The 5th generation domestic launch vehicle “M-V” was operated from 1997 to 2006 as a culmination of Japanese solid propellant rockets. The Epsilon is the successor and was developed to be compact and low cost while high reliability.

Rocket Rocket

THE TECHNOLOGY

ACCUMULATED IN
H-IIA/H-IIB AND M-V ROCKETS

It is just 19 seconds
before the launch:
automatic checkout system
shows its ability

The Epsilon equips the automatic checkout system for safe launch. On August 27 in 2013, 19 seconds before the launch, an abnormality in attitude control was detected and automatically stopped by the system. The automatic checkout system demonstrated its effectiveness.

Rocket

With a crowd of
about 20,000 and
the world watching,
Epsilon launched

A large number of audience gathered at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan, where the launch site is located, and the launch countdown was broadcast live nationwide. At 14:00 on September 14, 2013, the first Epsilon was launched into space while attracting attention from Japan and overseas.

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"EASY AND STEADY," The best choice to the space

Epsilon: Further to the stage of
commercial transportation

The Epsilon, which has successfully launched 4 times,
has responded to the needs of government agencies and academic institutions,
but is fully prepared for the commercial transportation.
Put your dreams on the certainty backed by the high technology and operational know-how
that you have accumulated. Expanding your business into space is no longer difficult.

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