Tag Archives: Tanegashima Space Center

H-IIB already on its way to Tanegashima Space Center

JAXA is continuing arrangements for planned for 30th September 2016 17:16 UTC launching their cargo spacecraft with supplies for International Space Station. H-IIB F6 rocket started yesterday its journey on boat from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries facility in Tobishima to Tanegashima Space Center. Ship will reach Tanegashima on 1st August, where rocket will be delivered to assembling facility for unpacking, tests…
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JAXA still is targeting for fiscal year 2020 with new H3 rocket

JAXA still continuing investigation on failure of Hitomi X-ray satellite mission, but times goes on and Agency still works on multiple different projects. Sometimes time and hard work is best remedy for wounded proud. H-II rocket is proven launch vehicle but it was clear that intensification of Japanese participation in space exploration (engagement in International Space…
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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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Astro-H successfully launched !

Jaxa confirmed that yesterday successfully launched their X-ray space observation satellite from Tanegashima Space Center. Mission of Japanese X-ray observation satellite for astronomical purposes started yesterday at 09:45 GMT. This time weather was perfect, and in morning sun H-IIA rocket, supported by four solid fueled boosters, lifted off from Tanegashima Space Center. After only one minute, weighting…
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Astro-H satellite scheduled already on 12th February 2016

Japanese X-ray space telescope will be launched, according to JAXA statement, on 08:45 GMT on 12th February 2016 from Tanegashima Space Center. It will be sixth mission of Japanese X-ray astronomy satellite built in cooperation between Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Astro-H, scheduled firstly for 2013 was postponed until…
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Intelligence-gathering satellite launched by Japan

Japan has been setting another satellite into orbit to gather intelligence for national security. From Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, southern Japan, at 1:20 PM on Tuesday, the intelligence-gathering satellite lifted off which is carrying an H2A rocket. For the security reasons, the cabinet satellite intelligence centre and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have carried out the…
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Falcon-9 and H-IIA deliver their payloads to orbit in the same day

Today two different rockets from two different continents delivered their payloads to orbit after flawless flights. Both launches separated only 72 seconds. H-IIA rocket was launched on December 23, 2017 from Tanegashima Launch Center in southern Japan with two satellites under the payload fairing. Rocket with GCOM-C (Global Change Observation Mission-Climate) and SLATS (Super Low…
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