Japan's New Rocket Lifts Off

Japan has launched a new rocket that it hopes will be a less expensive and more efficient way of sending satellites into space.

The three-stage, solid fuel Epsilon lifted off successfully Saturday from a space center in southern Japan.

The Epsilon was carrying the SPRINT A, the first space telescope designed for remote observation of other planets.

Japan hopes the rocket, launched with conventional laptop computers in a pared-down command center, will become competitive in the global …

Powered by WPeMatico

This entry was posted in Science. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.