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ジオスペース探査衛星(ERG)/イプシロンロケット2号機 打ち上げ [ ERG/Epsilon-2 Launch Live Broadcast ]

JAXAでは、ジオスペース探査衛星(ERG)/イプシロンロケット2号機打ち上げの模様を、内之浦宇宙空間観測所からインターネットを通じて生中継する予定です。 ジオスペース探査衛星(ERG)/イプシロンロケット2号機 特設サイト http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/epsilon2/ind...

ERG (Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace)

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Elliptical Orbit Mu Center Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

The ERG  (Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace) project is a mission to study the Van Allen belts. The task is to elucidate how highly charged electrons are born while they generate and vanish repeatedly along with space storms caused by the disturbance of solar wind, influenced by space storms, and how space storms are developed.

Epsilon

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The Epsilon rocket is a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites. It is a follow-on project to the larger and more expensive M-V rocket which was retired in 2006. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) began developing the Epsilon in 2007. It is capable of placing a 590 kg payload into Sun-synchronous orbit.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    3
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    24.4 m
  • Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Launch Mass
    91 T
  • Thrust
    2271 kN
Family
  • Name
    Epsilon
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Epsilon
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $39000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    590 kg

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

(JAXA)

Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa Founded: 2003 Successes: 32 Failures: 4 Pending: 4

Agency Type:

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan's national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. JAXA launch their Epsilon vehicle from the Uchinoura Space Center and their H-II vehicles from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

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