Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Epsilon

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Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa Founded: 2003 Successes: 36 Failures: 1 Pending: 7

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan's national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. JAXA launch their Epsilon vehicle from the Uchinoura Space Center and their H-II vehicles from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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Launch Vehicle


Epsilon

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Family: Epsilon

The Epsilon rocket is a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites. It is a follow-on project to the larger and more expensive M-V rocket which was retired in 2006. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) began developing the Epsilon in 2007. It is capable of placing a 590 kg payload into Sun-synchronous orbit.

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Earth Science


The ERG  (Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace) project is a mission to study the Van Allen belts. The task is to elucidate how highly charged electrons are born while they generate and vanish repeatedly along with space storms caused by the disturbance of solar wind, influenced by space storms, and how space storms are developed.

Launch Window


NET: December 20th 2016 - 11:00 UTC

Launch Window

Open: December 20th 2016 - 11:00 UTC

Close: December 20th 2016 - 12:00 UTC

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Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Mu Center, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan