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Epsilon delivers radar satellite from Uchinoura Space Center

Japanese railed launched rocket Epsilon delivered to orbit ANSARO-2 satellite on January 18th, 2018. Today according to local time during its third in the history mission Epsilon rocket delivered to orbit radar weather satellite. Rocket was launched punctually at 06:06 local time from rail launch tower at Uchinoura Space Center. JAXA confirmed success of the mission…
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Second Japanese Epsilon rocket reached space with ERG satellite

Next success of JAXA after HTV-6 cargo mission. Their experimental rocket Epsilon delivered to orbit Exploration of energization and Radiation in Geospace (ERG) satellite today. It was second successful flight of Epsilon in the history of the program which started in 2007. Today Japanese space agency JAXA managed to perform successful launch of the latest…
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Astro-H lost communication with ground control center

Recently launched Japanese X-ray observation satellite lost communication with Earth on 26 March 2016 and its state is unknown. JAXA first bitter pill in 2016 - their hi-tech X-ray observation satellite designed for deep space observation seemed to not work as it was planned. Astro-H was launched on February 17, 2016 on atop H-IIA rocket…
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Flight of the new Japanese small solid fueled rocket without success

SS-520-4 sounding rocket failed to put into LEO orbit TRICOM-1 satellite during launch performed yesterday from Uchinoura Space Centre at 08:33 local time (23:33 UTC on Saturday). It was maiden flight of fourth configuration of SS-520 rocket - smallest launch vehicles in the world. SS-520-4 solid fueled rocket is railed launched light vehicle created as…
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Astro-H chance to recover stable flight and communication is low

It seems that chances for recovering control and stabilizing flight of Astro-H satellite are shrinking proportionally to number of debris which is separating from satellite. First signals about debris flying off from Hitomi (Astro-H) seemed to be sad prelude for progressive disintegration of Japanese x-ray observation satellite. Spotted and announced on Twitter by Joint Space Operations…
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Astro-H still tumbles, communication attempts failed

JAXA still is not able to recover communication with their Astro-H satellite. According to latest statement from 29 March 2016 published on official JAXA site, Astro-H is still tumbling and remains out of control of ground control centers. Two attempts of contacting with satellite were unsuccessful; first was performed by Uchinoura control station. This station…
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