Japan space agency rocket carrying 8 satellites fails


              The Epsilon-6 rocket is launched from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki town, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. The Japanese space agency said its rocket failed just after liftoff Wednesday and had to be aborted by a self-destruction command, in the country’s first failed rocket launch in nearly 20 years. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              The Epsilon-6 rocket leaves a smoke trail after it was launched from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki town, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. The Japanese space agency said its rocket failed just after liftoff Wednesday and had to be aborted by a self-destruction command, in the country’s first failed rocket launch in nearly 20 years. (Kyodo News via AP)
            
              The Epsilon-6 rocket blasts off from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki town, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. The Japanese space agency said its rocket failed just after liftoff Wednesday and had to be aborted by a self-destruction command, in the country’s first failed rocket launch in nearly 20 years. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan space agency rocket carrying 8 satellites fails