JAXA: launch of the NanoDragon satellite suspended from November 9 | Sci-Tech



JAXA said the rocket will be launched into space on November 9 (screen shot)

Tokyo (VNA) – The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on November 6 the postponement of the launch of its fifth solid-fuel Epsilon rocket which is expected to carry nine small satellites, including Vietnam’s NanoDragon.

In its announcement, JAXA said the rocket would be launched into space from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture between 9:48 a.m. and 9:59 a.m. on November 9 (local time), instead of November 7 as planned due to adverse weather conditions. forecast.

Previously, JAXA had to stop launching Epsilon-5 twice. On October 1, about a minute before the rocket launched, JAXA shut down the process to check the machines’ system. In another attempt to launch the rocket on October 7, the agency had to cancel its plan due to inclement weather conditions.

The NanoDragon, a cubesat nanolayer satellite that weighs 3.8 kilograms, was developed by the Vietnam National Space Center (VNSC) as part of the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology. The development of the NanoDragon satellite is part of VNSC’s small “made in Vietnam” satellite development roadmap.

Previously, it had been delivered to Japan on August 11 and tested at the Uchinoura Space Center from August 16 to 17 before being officially transferred to JAXA to be launched as part of the second “innovative satellite technology demonstration” program. ./.



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