Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

H-IIA 202

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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


H-IIA 202

Configuration: 202
Family: H-II

H-IIA (H2A) is an active expendable launch system operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The liquid-fueled H-IIA rockets have been used to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, to launch a lunar orbiting spacecraft, and to launch Akatsuki, which studied the planet Venus. Launches occur at the Tanegashima Space Center.

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Government/Top Secret


Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) is a Japanese governmental spy satellite program. IGS Optical 6, as the name suggests, is an optical reconnaissance satellite.

Launch Window


NET: February 27th 2018 - 04:34 UTC

Launch Window

Open: February 27th 2018 - 04:34 UTC

Close: February 27th 2018 - 04:48 UTC

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Tanegashima, Japan

Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan