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RAISE-2 & Others

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Low Earth Orbit M-V Pad Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

8 payloads will fly on this mission : "RApid Innovative payload demonstration SatellitE-2" (RAISE-2), DRUMS (Debris Removal Unprecedented Micro-Satellite), Hibari, Z-Sat, and four CubeSat (ASTERISC, ARICA, NANODRAGON, KOSEN-1).

Updates

spacevogel • Oct. 8, 2021, 9 a.m.

New launch date will be determined after the Oct 25 launch of H-IIA. Putting to a placeholder end of month date for now.


SwGustav • Oct. 7, 2021, 12:38 a.m.

Scrubbed due to winds.


Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 4, 2021, 8:39 a.m.

New launch date and time.


Epsilon

Family: Epsilon
Configuration:

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.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    3
  • Max Stage
    4
  • Length
    24.4 m
  • Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Launch Mass
    91 T
  • Thrust
    2271 kN
Family
  • Name
    Epsilon
  • Family
    Epsilon
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Epsilon
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $39M
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    590 kg

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

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Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa Founded: 2003 Successes: 5 Failures: 1 Pending: 3

Agency Type: Government

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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