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News about The Epsilon Launch Vehicle

2022
2021
  • November 9, 2021
    Launch Announcement

    Epsilon Launch Vehicle #5 which is developed and manufactured by IHI Aerospace was successfully Launched on 9th November 2021 by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). It was confirmed that all 9 spacecrafts, including ‘RApid Innovative payload demonstration SatellitE-2 (RAISE-2)’ were successfully deployed to target orbit.

2020
2019
  • January 18, 2019
    Launch Announcement

    Epsilon Launch Vehicle #4 of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which was in charge of the development and manufacture of the vehicle system by IHI AEROSPACE Co., Ltd. (President: Takashi MAKINO, HQ: Tokyo, Japan), a group company of IHI Corporation, was launched today. All Seven spacecrafts, including the first small demonstration spacecraft, which were selected as an innovative spacecraft technology demonstration program of Japan, were confirmed to successful orbit insertion.

2018
  • January 18, 2018
    Launch Announcement

    Epsilon Launch Vehicle #3 of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which was in charge of the development and manufacture of the vehicle system by IHI AEROSPACE Co., Ltd. (President: Takashi MAKINO, HQ: Tokyo, Japan), a group company of IHI Corporation, was launched today.
    ASNARO-2, an advanced small radar spacecraft, was confirmed to successful orbit insertion.

2016
  • December 20, 2016
    Launch Announcement

    Epsilon Launch Vehicle #2 of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which was in charge of the development and manufacture of the vehicle system by IHI AEROSPACE Co., Ltd. (President: Shigeki KINAI, HQ: Tokyo, Japan), a group company of IHI Corporation, was launched today. ERG, a geospace probe spacecraft, was confirmed to successful orbit insertion.

2015
2013
  • September 14, 2013
    Launch Announcement

    The Launch of Epsilon-1

    The first Epsilon Launch vehicle (Epsilon-1) was launched at 2:00PM on September 14, 2013 from the Uchinoura Space Center and jettisoned the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Interaction of Atmosphere (SPRINT-A). IHI AEROSPACE was involved in the development, manufacturing, launch support at site of the Epsilon Launch Vehicle. We would like to express our profound appreciation for the cooperation and support of all related personnel and organizations that this success has proven the result of the rocket system technology developments that IHI AEROSPACE engaged on in the past.

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