Category Archives: Tanegashima Space Center

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…
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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…
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Second Japanese Epsilon rocket reached space with ERG satellite

Next success of JAXA after HTV-6 cargo mission. Their experimental rocket Epsilon delivered to orbit Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite today. It was second successful flight of Epsilon in the history of the program which started in 2007. Today Japanese space agency JAXA managed to perform successful launch of the latest…
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HTV-6 on orbit after launch from Tanegashima Space Center

Japanese space agency JAXA conducted successful launch of their H-IIB rocket with HTV robotic cargo spacecraft. Mission destination is International Space Station and nadir docking port of Harmony module. HTV-6 "Kounotori" mission was planned as first after 3 years of break and sixth mission of Japanese cargo vehicle in general. Its mission was important mainly…
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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…
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H-IIB already on its way to Tanegashima Space Center

JAXA is continuing arrangements for planned for 30th September 2016 17:16 UTC launching their cargo spacecraft with supplies for International Space Station. H-IIB F6 rocket started yesterday its journey on boat from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries facility in Tobishima to Tanegashima Space Center. Ship will reach Tanegashima on 1st August, where rocket will be delivered to assembling facility for unpacking, tests…
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