Japan launches new solid fuel rocket

Japan has placed the ERG satellite into orbit on December 20th using a new 3 stage solid fuel rocket called the Epsilon Launch Vehicle.

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JAXA successfully launched the second Epsilon Launch Vehicle with Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) aboard at 8:00 p.m. on December 20, 2016 (JST) from the Uchinoura Space Center. The launch vehicle flew as planned, and at approximately 13 minutes and 27 seconds after liftoff, the separation of ERG was confirmed.

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