Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


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Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa Founded: 2003 Successes: 35 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.


Launch Vehicle


Family: Epsilon


Earth Science

MicroDragon is a microsatellite developed by the Vietnam National Satellite Center (VNSC). It is tasked with ocean color observation to assess coastal water quality and locate living resources. The satellite will provide data which researchers and scientists in fishery field and oceanography use to analysis and distribute information to fishermen and environmental managers.

Launch Window

NET: January 17th 2019 - 00:50 UTC

Open: January 17th 2019 - 00:50 UTC

Close: January 17th 2019 - 00:59 UTC

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Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Mu Center, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan



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