Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

H-IIA

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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

Configuration: A 204
Family: H-II

Vehicle Specifications


H-IIA 204
GTO: None
LEO: None
Length: None m
Diameter: None m
Launch Mass: Nonek kg
Thurst: None kN
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Communications


DSN 2, also known as Kirameki 2, is a geostationary communications satellite to be used for military communications by the Japanese military.

Launch Window


NET: January 24th 2017 - 07:44 UTC

Open: January 24th 2017 - 07:44 UTC

Close: January 24th 2017 - 08:58 UTC

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Tanegashima, Japan

Yoshinobu Launch Complex, Tanegashima, Japan