The Epsilon-5 rocket lifts off from Uchinoura Space Center in the southwestern Japan on Nov. 9.

IHI Aerospace eyes satellite launches for Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

TOKYO — Japan’s successful launch of a rocket into orbit Tuesday paves the way for the country to fully enter private-sector launch services, as IHI Aerospace moves ahead to snag orders from Southeast Asia.

Via Nikkei.com

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