Japan Successfully Launches Radical Solid Fuel Rocket (Download PDF)


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Japan successfully launched a solid fuel rocket named Epsilon-2. The rocket is the latest in Tokyo’s effort to stay competitive in an industry that has robust growth potential and strong security implications. a satellite released for studying radiation belts around the earth.


  • Satellite for studying radiation belts around the earth.
  • Epsilon - 2 three - stage rocket is part of a new generation of solid propellant rockets.
The basics of Rocket

The Basics of Rocket

The basics of Rocket

About Epsilon (rocket)

  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Height: 24.4m
  • Diameter:2.5m
  • Stages: 3–4
  • Mass : 91t
  • Launch sites: Uchinoura
  • Fuel : hydrazine
  • The rocket needs eight people at the launch site
  • It is designed to be capable of placing a 1.2 ton payload into low Earth orbit.
Image of Rocket Engines

Image of Rocket Engines

Image of Rocket Engines

About Solid Fuel Rockets 

  • Earliest rockets were solid-fuel rockets powered by gunpowder.
  • They were used in warfare by the Chinese, Indians, Mongols and Persians, as early as the 13th century.
  • Solid rockets are still used today in model rockets and on larger applications for their simplicity and reliability. 
  • The Space Shuttle was launched with the help of two solid-fuel boosters known as SRBs.

About Japan

  • Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples.
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Dialing code: +81
  • Currency: Japanese yen
  • Prime minister: Shinzo Abe
  • Population: 127.3 million
  • Currency: Yen

- Published/Last Modified on: December 23, 2016


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