H-IIA | XARM & SLIM

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launch of a H-IIA Rocket

TBD

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is scheduled to launch a H-IIA rocket as part of the XARM & SLIM mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission is on Thu, Dec 31st, 2020, 7:00 PM EST from Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

XARM & SLIM

X-Ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) is a replacement for the Hitomi satellite that malfunctioned few weeks after the launch. Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) is a lunar probe that will target a landing on a small crater in Mare Nectaris, an area located near the moon’s equator on the side facing Earth.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan

Rocket

H-II

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

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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