Japan Launches H-IIA Rocket As Epsilon-5 Awaits Turn

Japanese H-IIA rocket launch
Credit: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Japan successfully launched the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA rocket on the morning of Oct. 26 local time from Tanegashima Space Center. The 53-m-long (173.8-ft.) rocket was carrying the Quasi-Zenith Satellite (QZS)-1R GPS satellite, which will replace the QZS-1 launched in 2010. Also known as...

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