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Delaying the launch of Vietnam’s NanoDragon satellite right before G


According to the plan at 7:51 am this morning, the Epsilon 5 (Japan) rocket carrying Vietnam’s NanoDragon satellite will be launched into orbit. However, this satellite launch event had to be postponed just before G.

According to information from the Vietnam Space Center (VNSC), the NanoDragon satellite will be launched into orbit at about 7:51 am on October 1 (Vietnam time) by the Japan Aerospace Agency (JAXA).

The NanoDragon satellite will be launched by Japan’s Epsilon No. 5 rocket. Joining Vietnam’s satellite launch on Epsilon No. 5 rocket has all 9 satellites, including 1 main satellite weighing about 100kg, 4 micro satellites and 4 cubesat class satellites.

The Epsilon No. 5 rocket will leave the launch pad at 9:51 am (local time) from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture (Japan).

NanoDragon satellite is the product of the Project “Research, design, manufacture, launch and test operation of nano-sized microsatellites” under the “National Science and Technology Program on space technology in the first phase”. 2016-2020 period”.

This is a cubesat, nano-class satellite. NanoDragon weighs about 4kg with dimensions of 3U (100 x 100 x 340.5 mm). The whole process of researching, designing, integrating and testing satellite functions is completely done in Vietnam, by research staff of Vietnam Space Center.

Delaying the launch of Vietnam's NanoDragon satellite right before G
The expected position of the NanoDragon satellite on the Epsilon No. 5 rocket.

NanoDragon is expected to operate in a solar synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 560 km. This satellite was developed with the aim of demonstrating that it is possible to use micro-satellite beam technology to receive automatic identification of ships (AIS) used for vehicle tracking and monitoring purposes. convenience at sea.

Delaying the launch of Vietnam's NanoDragon satellite right before G
Satellite NanoDragon

As expected, after leaving the launch pad about 1 hour, the NanoDragon satellite will be separated from the Epsilon No. 5 rocket to fly into orbit.

To watch live the launch of the rocket carrying the NanoDragon satellite, readers can visit the official YouTube channel of the Japan Aerospace Agency (JAXA) by following the link here.

As noted by VietnamNet, at 8:15 am this morning, the launch of Epsilon rocket No. 5 (Japan) carrying Vietnam’s NanoDragon satellite was postponed. According to the Vietnam Space Center, the launch of the Epsilon No. 5 rocket will be postponed to another time. VietnamNet will continue to update readers about this event.

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