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Epsilon launches nine smallsats
Posted: Sat, Nov 13, 2021, 8:50 AM ET (1350 GMT)
A Japanese small launch vehicle placed nine smallsats into orbit Monday night. The Epsilon rocket lifted off from the Uchinoura Space Center at 7:55 pm EST (0055 GMT) and placed into orbit the RAISE-2 satellite for the Japanese space agency JAXA that will test orbital debris removal technologies. The rocket also carried eight secondary payloads, including a Vietnamese nanosatellite. The launch was delayed from October because of technical and weather issues.
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