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Can Japan’s Epsilon rocket be used as an ICBM?

On January 17, Japan fired an earth observation satellite into orbit aboard an Epsilon rocket, the workhorse of the country’s civilian space program. The Epsilon is a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites. It can place a 1.2 ton payload into low earth orbit. John Pike, a space security expert, says the peaceful rocket has […]