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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/09/20170912_epsilon3.html

Launch of the Third Epsilon Launch Vehicle
with the Advanced Small-size Radar Satellite (ASNARO-2) on Board

September 12, 2017 (JST)
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch the third Epsilon Launch Vehicle with the Advanced small-size Radar Satellite (ASNARO-2) on board. The launch schedule is as follows.

Launch date                  : November 12, 2017 (JST)
Launch Window             : 6:00 a.m. through 6:35 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : November 13, 2017 through December 31, 2017
Launch site                   : Uchinoura Space Center
« Last Edit: 01/17/2018 08:39 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »

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・Epsilon rocket #3 (Japanese document)
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2017/09/files/20170905_epsilon.pdf

・Japanese news media report
http://news.mynavi.jp/articles/2017/08/24/asnaro2/

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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - NET November 2017
« Reply #2 on: 09/29/2017 05:58 AM »
The launch is slipping due to electrical problems with the rocket: http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2017/09/20170929_epsilon3_j.html
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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - NET November 2017
« Reply #3 on: 11/09/2017 01:30 PM »
Epsilon Launch Vehicle 03 Mission Logo.
Also shown the 01 and 02 mission logo.
http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/topics/detail/10875.html

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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - NET 2017
« Reply #4 on: 12/08/2017 04:41 AM »
Epsilon Unit 3 flight sequence CG

JAXA | Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Published on Dec 7, 2017

Since the successful launch of the Pencil rocket in 1955, solid rocket technology in Japan has steadily advanced. It is the Epsilon rocket that inherits that tradition and challenges the reform of the entire launch system. Epsilon is being developed as a fundamental Japanese rocket that responds to various satellite launch needs such as earth observation, space science and exploration. The Epsilon Unit 3 is equipped with a high-performance compact radar satellite "ASNARO - 2" developed by NEC and is scheduled to be launched from the Uchinoura Space Observatory in Kagoshima Prefecture on January 17, 2018. In this video, CG will introduce a series of flows from launch to separation of satellites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdT-3D-BW7k?t=001

« Last Edit: 12/08/2017 04:42 AM by catdlr »
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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 16, 2018 (21:00 UTC)
« Reply #5 on: 12/08/2017 04:47 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/12/20171208_epsilon3.html

Launch Date of Epsilon-3 Encapsulating ASNARO-2

December 8, 2017 (JST)
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

JAXA has updated the launch date of the third Epsilon Launch Vehicle (Epsilon-3) which encapsulates the second Advanced Small-size Radar Satellite (ASNARO-2)*. The Epsilon-3 launch, originally scheduled for November 12, 2017, was postponed as its electrical system needed further confirmation. JAXA has identified and taken countermeasures against the factor that delayed the launch. Refer to the following reschedule details;

Launch Date : January 17, 2018
Launch Time : Approximately 6 a.m. through 6:35 a.m. (Japan Standard Time)
Launch Site  : The JAXA Uchinoura Space Center

*ASNARO-2 was developed by NEC Corporation as part of the project funded by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. JAXA, NEC Corporationís contractor, is in charge of this launch.
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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 16, 2018 (21:00 UTC)
« Reply #6 on: 01/09/2018 10:55 PM »

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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - NET January 18, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 01/15/2018 05:07 AM »
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/01/20180115_epsilon3.html

Epsilon-3 Launch Postponement with ASNARO-2 aboard
January 15, 2018 (JST)

National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

In light of adverse weather predicted for the launch day, JAXA postponed the launch of Epsilon-3, the third Epsilon launch vehicle which encapsulates NEC Small radar satellite "ASNARO-2" *, from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center, to no earlier than January 18, 2018.
 The Epsilon-3 launch was previously scheduled for January 17, 2018.

 The new launch day will be informed once determined.

*ASNARO-2 was developed by NEC Corporation as part of the project funded by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. JAXA, NEC Corporationís contractor is in charge of the ASNARO-2 launch operations.

For more information regarding Epsilon-3 and ASNARO-2, go to:
http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/epsilon/index.html
« Last Edit: 01/15/2018 05:18 AM by yoichi »

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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:00 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 01/15/2018 07:40 PM »
[Temporary Notices to Mariners] 5715/17
NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN, Western Part--Launching of Rocket.
Launching of rocket, Epsilon-3, will be conducted at Uchinoura Space Center, Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency (31-15-03N 131-04-56E) as follows.
Sea warning time
about 161630 UTC to 162205 UTC January 2018
(alternate about 1630 UTC to 2205 UTC daily 17 January to 27 February 2018)
。。Sea warning area
bounded by line joining five positions and by the shore
(1) 31-16-31N 131-07-40E (shore)
(2) 31-16-31N 131-09-37E
(3) 31-13-11N 131-09-37E
(4) 31-13-11N 131-02-56E
(5) 31-13-28N 131-02-56E (shore)
Fall objects 1. Satellite fairing and The 1st stage.
2. The 2nd stage.
Predicted impact hours
1. Satellite fairing and The 1st stage.
about 162107 UTC to 162159 UTC January 2018
(alternate about 2107 UTC to 2159 UTC daily 17 January to 27 February
2018)
2. The 2nd stage.
about 162111 UTC to 162203 UTC January 2018
(alternate about 2111 UTC to 2203 UTC daily 17 January to 27 February
2018)
Predicted impact areas
1. Satellite fairing and The 1st stage.
bounded by line joining six positions
(6) 27-04-15N 133-23-16E
(7) 26-54-00N 134-34-00E
[8] 26-09-36N 134-27-10E
(9) 26-02-21N 134-23-34E
(10) 26-13-00N 133-10-00E
(11) 26-57-37N 133-16-51E

2. The 2nd stage.
bounded by line joining four positions
(12) 13-23N 131-49E
(13) 08-54N 130-23E
(14) 09-27N 128-37E
(15) 13-57N 130-03E
Charts temporarily affected.--W1221(1 to 5)--JP1221(1 to 5)--W1001(6 to 11)--W1009(6 to 15)--
FW1009(6 to 15).
(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.)

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http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/01/20180116_epsilon3.html

Launch Schedule Update, Epsilon-3 with ASNARO-2 aboard
January 16, 2018 (JST)

National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mentioned below is the launch schedule of Epsilon-3, the third Epsilon launch vehicle which encapsulates NEC Small radar satellite "ASNARO-2" *, from the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center.

Launch Date:
January 18, 2018
Launch Time:
6:06:11 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch Window:
6:06:11 a.m. through 6:30:13 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period:
January 19 through February 28, 2018


*ASNARO-2 was developed by NEC Corporation as part of the project funded by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. JAXA, NEC Corporationís contractor is in charge of the ASNARO-2 launch operations.
For more information regarding Epsilon-3 and ASNARO-2, go to:
http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/epsilon/index.html
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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 01/16/2018 08:14 AM »
This launch has something in common with FH, both are constantly rescheduling.

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This launch has something in common with FH, both are constantly rescheduling.

Yet both are being delayed due to different reasons.
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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 01/16/2018 05:00 PM »
This looks to be an "Enhanced Epsilon" with the larger second stage, but JAXA seems to have dropped the "Enhanced" descriptor for what is now the standard design.

 - Ed Kyle
Correct the original "Standard" Epsilon is no longer available.

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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 01/16/2018 10:14 PM »
English translation of the mission timeline

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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 01/16/2018 11:54 PM »
Via Google browser search I encountered the Google page weather forecast for Uchinoura Space Center.  The weather forecast during the launch window, to my untrained eye, appears favorable.

However, I couldn't find a link on the JAXA web site for the launch site weather forecast, like the graphic forecast they link to for Tanegashima.

Is there a link-able forecast available?
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New rumor details regarding the pressure sensor. Apparently the sensor failure exposed a QC management issue that is having knockon effects, and that the same sensor may be also used by Epsilon, which could reach back to bite everyone, because if Epsilon has another delay, that could push this launch straight out of the window.

I guess the impending launch of the Epsilon LV means that there was no link with it?
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Re: ASNARO-2 - Epsilon (F3) - January 17, 2018 (21:06 UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 01/17/2018 08:24 AM »
English translation of the mission timeline

Surprising long time between St2 ignition and St1 burnout (57 s), but considering how high it goes it is not so weird after all.

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