Press Release

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 Corporation’s contractor is in charge of the ASNARO-2 launch operations.

For more information regarding Epsilon-3 and ASNARO-2, go to: