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

Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan

Rocket

H-II

The H-II was a Japanese Satellite Launch System used in the '90s. It flew 7 times and succeeded 5. It was retired and replaced in 1999 but the H-IIA.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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