- Japanese space agency's newest rocket, H3, failed minutes into its first demonstration flight.
- The 200-foot-long rocket was uncrewed but carried a satellite for observing the earth, and was intended to serve as the country’s flagship vehicle for sending satellites to orbit and beyond.
- The rocket was destroyed by a destruct command as the mission's objectives could not be achieved.
- JAXA president apologized for the failure and said that JAXA would carry out a thorough analysis.
- East Asian countries such as China, South Korea, and Japan have been expanding their space programs rapidly in recent years.
New Japanese Rocket Is Destroyed During First Test Flight to Space
The Japanese space agency said on Tuesday that its new rocket, the H3, had failed minutes into its first demonstration flight, a technological setback for the country as it tries to develop its space capabilities.