Japanese industrial conglomerate Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) is on track to launch its Epsilon rocket later this year, carrying the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Sprint-A planetary observatory. Aritsune Kawabe, aero engines and space operations general manager for IHI, says Epsilon’s launch will be in August. The solid-fuel rocket is designed to launch satellites up to 1.2 tons into low Earth orbit, and satellites weighing up to 0.45 tons into Sun-synchronous orbit, ...


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