The NanoDragon, a nano-layer cubesat satellite which weighs 3,8 kilograms, was developed by the Vietnam National Space Centre.

Earlier, the satellite was delivered to Japan on August 11 and tested at the Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture from August 16-17 before being officially transferred to the JAXA for launching under the second "Innovative satellite technology demonstration" programme.

The Epsilon 5 was expected to launch NanoDragon along with eight other made-in-Japan satellites from Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima./.