DESTINY+

Overview

Destination: Asteroid
Mission: Planetary Science

Asteroid Mu Center Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

DESTINY+ (Demonstration and Experiment of Space Technology for INterplanetary voYage with Phaethon fLyby and dUst Science) is a planned asteroid exploration mission to 3200 Phaethon, the parent body of the Geminids meteor shower. It will demonstrate further improvements of low cost solar electric propulsion in deep space and innovative light-weight solar array panel technology. The spacecraft will carry 3 science instruments: * DESTINY Dust Analyzer (DDA) * Telescopic Camera for Phaethon (TCAP) * Multiband Camera for Phaethon (MCAP)

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 27, 2023, 11:56 a.m.

Delayed to NET FY2025.


Epsilon S

Family:
Configuration: S

The Epsilon S 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. The first stage is based on SRB-3, the strap-on solid-rocket booster of H3

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    24.4 m
  • Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Launch Mass
    91 T
  • Thrust
    2158 kN
Family
  • Name
    Epsilon S
  • Family
  • Variant
    S
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Epsilon S
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $39000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    600 kg

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

(JAXA)

Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa Founded: 2003 Successes: 32 Failures: 4 Pending: 4

Agency Type:

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.

INFO WIKI

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Mu Center


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