Epsilon-2 Rocket


  • Launched by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
  • It is a solid fuel rocket
  • Solid propellant will reduce costs up to one third
  • Rocket released Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite for studying radiation belts around the earth
  • ERG satellite will orbit in a highly elliptical orbit, getting as close to Earth as 350 kilometers and as far away as 30,000 km.
  • This path will take the satellite through the Van Allen radiation belts, where the earth’s magnetic field traps huge numbers of fast-moving electrons and other particles.
  • These particles mainly damage the computer systems aboard satellites and pose a radiation danger to astronauts.
  • The satellite will use nine different instruments for studying radiation belts over the course of a mission designed to last at least one year.


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