Epsilon is a solid-fuel rocket capable of placing payloads up to 590 kg in Sun-synchronous orbit. It comes in various configurations and can have three or four stages.
Epsilon was designed as a replacement for the M-V launch vehicle which was part of the Mu rocket family, retired in 2006. Development of the Epsilon began in 2007, with the first launch on 14th September 2013.
- Name: Epsilon
- Height: 26 m
- Diameter: 2.5 m
- Stages: 3–4
- First launch: 2013-09-14
- global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/epsilon/ Official home page