Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

H-IIB

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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-IIB

Configuration: 304
Family: H2B

Vehicle Specifications


H-IIB 304
GTO: 8000
LEO: 16500
Length: 56.6 m
Diameter: 5.2 m
Launch Mass: 551k kg
Thurst: 9000 kN
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Resupply


Uncrewed cargo resupply mission to International Space Station.

Launch Window


NET: January 22nd 2011 - 05:37 UTC

Open: January 22nd 2011 - 05:37 UTC

Close: January 22nd 2011 - 05:37 UTC

Watch the Launch



Tanegashima, Japan

Osaki Y LP2, Tanegashima, Japan


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1E8oynAsC4

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