South Korea is jealous of Japan. "Do not look over here Korea" Japan
And just because can not Do not be a ballistic missile certification on its own, make your own.
▲ model of Japan successive rocket. A small rocket on the right is the 'epsilon' fired 27.
the 27th, I launch into space domestically new rocket that Japan uses a solid fuel for the first time in seven years. Solid fuel location
Military strategic sense, such as China check quite a few can be converted intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at any time Tsu port.
11, 27, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to launch a new type of Japanese rocket 'ε' from the Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture According to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Epsilon can be put in orbit a small satellite of 1.2 tons in the three-stage solid fuel rocket 24.4 m in length, 2.6 meters in diameter and 91 tons weight. Co-Japanese companies IHI Aerospace JAXA and was charged (about 235.8 billion won) 20.5 billion yen
The late 1960s, Japan has failed rocket launch four times in a row. However, in 1975, I was able to be launched into space N-1 of past models in support of the United States I was surprised to nuclear testing in China. The value since the beginning of 1990
At that time, has done a space technology independence pouring at a time 19 billion yen of twice the global average production cost rocket stage to eliminate the cheap exotic parts. The fruition is the H-2 series.
2007, the Japanese government privatization passed to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the satellite launch business in justification of space industry development. Last year, the company launched to put on the H-2A with orders Arirang No. 3 of South Korea. Japanese government new
Was embarked on a rocket 'ε' development also was from 2007. It was to be called to order overseas satellite launch at a cheap price further. M5 is a solid fuel rocket previous Japanese performance of world-class
It boasted but launch cost was very high at 7.5 billion yen. After all, business is interrupted in 2006 of nine years from the launch of the first in the practical reason that fall.
JAXA was cost reduction thorough in the process of developing the epsilon. I changed to the computer control and inspection operations. M5 when firing, two people work 7 (to launch from launch pad installed) cocking 100 people were 42 days
I have to end in the day. Firing total expenses fell to ¥ 3,000,000,000 units of half the level of M5. 1 rocket stage was diverted existing rocket parts without new development.
The problem is both sides of the military space technology can be converted at any time. solid fuel rocket launch Japan this time is used to ICBM mainly to be able to launch in a short period of time it is possible to move in tune with a special vehicle. Space development expert of Japan
Kim Kyung Min Hanyang University professor is home were analyzed "solid fuel rocket in the size of the epsilon about possible weapons diversion at any time" he said.
Possibility of military diversion was less for the disadvantages of the time taken to inject the fuel in the liquid fuel rocket H-2 series was the mainstay of Japan until now. History of drift to the right in Japan against the background of epsilon launch
I have amplified the concern that. In 2008, was changed Self-Defense Forces to be able to operate in defense purposes reconnaissance satellite to make the Basic Space Law Japan. The provisions to be limited to peaceful purposes the space development in JAXA installation method to last year especially
It made it possible to military use of outer space to delete. It's that embark on all-weather space strategy building taking into consideration to military as well as industrial.
Tokyo = Bae Gugin correspondent
Shoot (Korean) Date ICBM transferable rocket the 27th Dong-A Ilbo: source