Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

H-IIA 202

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Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa Founded: 2003 Successes: 35 Failures: 1 Pending: 6

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


H-IIA 202

Configuration: 202
Family: H-II

Vehicle Specifications


H-IIA 202
GTO: None
LEO: None
Length: None m
Diameter: None m
Launch Mass: Nonek kg
Thurst: None kN
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Earth Science


Himawari-9 is a geostationary weather satellite operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency. It will be placed at 140 degrees East and will replace Himawari-8 in 2022. The satellite is about 3,500 kilograms and has a design life of around 15 years with operational life lasting 8 years.The main instrument aboard is a 16 channel multispectral imager to capture visible light and infrared images of the Asian-Pacific region.

Launch Window


NET: November 2nd 2016 - 06:20 UTC

Open: November 2nd 2016 - 06:20 UTC

Close: November 2nd 2016 - 09:18 UTC

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Tanegashima, Japan

Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan


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