Falcon-9 and H-IIA deliver their payloads to orbit in the same day

Today two different rockets from two different continents delivered their payloads to orbit after flawless flights. Both launches separated only 72 seconds. H-IIA rocket was launched on December 23, 2017 from Tanegashima Launch Center in southern Japan with two satellites under the payload fairing. Rocket with GCOM-C (Global Change Observation Mission-Climate) and SLATS (Super Low […]

H-IIA deliveres Michibiki-3 to orbit

JAXA decided finally to launch Michibiki-3 navigational satellite after one week of delay caused by problems with H-IIA rocket. It was 35th mission of H-IIA rocket. Primary objective was to deliver third from fourth JAXA navigational satellites. Michibiki-3 will support GPS system which is used in Japan, but suffers for some problems due the mountains […]

H-IIA with Michibiki-3 scrubbed

Today JAXA rocket H-IIA with Michibiki-3 navigation satellite was not launched from Yoshinobu Launch Complex at Tanegashima Space Center as it was planned. Official reason declared by MELCO was the technical problems with propulsion of the launch vehicle. It is second time when Michibiki-3 launch is delayed. First time mission was postponed for 24 hours from […]

H-IIA with Michibiki-3 satellite delayed for 24 hours

JAXA, Japan’s Space Agency, announced that upcoming launch of H-IIA rocket with navigation satellite Michibiki-3 under the payload fairing is delayed due the poor weather conditions at Yoshinobu Launch Complex at Tanegashima Space Center. Launch of the H-IIA rocket with Michibiki-3 was planned originally for Friday, August 11th, to 05:00 UTC. Unfortunately poor weather conditions. Rocket is […]

Michibiki-2 delivered to orbit on the top of the H-IIA rocket !

JAXA managed to deliver Michibiki-2 navigation satellite to orbit after flawless launch from Tanegashima Space Center. Long for 53 m H-IIA rocket manufactured by MELCO was rolled out from assembling facility at Tanegashima Space Center yesterday at 10:00 GMT. After reaching launch pad and connecting fueling and ground control systems, service personnel was allowed to begun […]

IGS Radar 5 mission delayed due the poor weather conditions

Another after launch delayed due the weather after Echostar-23 mission. This time JAXA, Japan’s space agency failed to launch their H-IIA rocket with IGS Radar 5 military reconnaissance satellite under the payload fairing. Rocket will not be launched earlier than on 17th March 2017 at 01:20 UTC. Second mission of H-IIA in 2017 was again covering […]

H-IIA after first launch in 2017 – 32nd success achieved !

JAXA launched yesterday at 07:44 UTC first in 2017 H-IIA rocket. This time vehicle delivered to orbit military communications satellite DSN-2. This launch was part of whole program, which assumes to decreasing dependence of Japan  from foreign satellites specially in case of national security. DSN-2 satellite was launched to orbit by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA […]

Himawari-9 launched on atop of H-IIA F31!

Japanese weather satellite Himawari-9 was launched today at 07:21 GMT from Tanegashima Space Center. It is second start of launch vehicle from Tanegashima in 2016 – it was preceded by launch of Astro-H (Hitomi) on February and it will be followed by mission of the HTV cargo vehicle, which will be launched with supplies for International […]

Super Low Altitude Test Satellite planned for fiscal year 2017

Japanese space agency JAXA decided to launch their Super Low Altitude Test Satellite already in fiscal year 2017. This spacecraft was designed specially to conduct tests of flight on extremely low orbit – even beyond altitude of 180 km. According to JAXA launch of the H-IIA rocket with SLATS vehicle under the fairing is possible in […]

Last success of Hitomi !

Ended prematurely mission of Japanese research satellite Hitomi proves that even short scientific space mission could bring important discovery. Before its failure on March 26, 2016, Hitomi managed to gather significant data using its scientific payload.  Who dares wins – this should be new motto for Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Developing mission of Hitomi satellite (known also […]