H-IIA | XARM & SLIM

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launch of a H-IIA Rocket

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.