Skip to: Content
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search


Science How Japan's Epsilon rocket take cares of itself

Japan's Epsilon rocket, which launched carried a satellite into space Saturday, automatically performs its own health checks instead of using human operators. 

By Tariq MalikManaging Editor, Space.com / September 16, 2013

JAXA

Japan's brand-new Epsilon rocket soared into space Saturday (Sept. 14) in a debut launch that carried a novel satellite into orbit to gaze at Venus, Mars and Jupiter.