Is the new Epsilon pad built on the site of the M-V pad, or just nearby?I assume the former - they just rebuilt the M pad?Edit: never mind, I found the answer - yes, it's the rebuilt M pad
Is it me, or does this say this is just under nine hours away, when I it should be 45 mins?http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/epsilon/epsilon_live.html
Quote from: Chris Bergin on 08/27/2013 04:01 amIs it me, or does this say this is just under nine hours away, when I it should be 45 mins?http://fanfun.jaxa.jp/countdown/epsilon/epsilon_live.htmlYes that countdown clock doesn't work unless you are in Japan (it doesn't sense your local time zone settings). Try this now if you prefer something other than the official JAXA coverage: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nvs-live
An expansive and fascinating launch preview/overview by William Graham:http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/japans-epsilon-launch-sprint-a/
The next Epsilon launch is expected to occur in 2015; two missions are scheduled for that year, with the SPRINT-B and ASNARO-2 satellites. It is currently unclear which will fly first.