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RAISE-2 & Others


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

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RAISE-2 & Others

Type: Test Flight
Launch Cost: $39,000,000

8 payloads will fly on this mission : “RApid Innovative payload demonstration SatellitE-2” (RAISE-2), DRUMS (Debris Removal Unprecedented Micro-Satellite), Hibari, Z-Sat, and four CubeSat (ASTERISC, ARICA, NANODRAGON, KOSEN-1).


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M-V Pad

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

43 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.

M-V Pad, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan


Epsilon – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

  • Family: Epsilon
  • Length: 24.4 m
  • Diameter: 2.5 m
  • Launch Mass: 91 T

The Epsilon was manufactured by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency with the first launch on 2013-09-14. Epsilon has 5 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 6 launches. The Epsilon rocket is a Japanese solid-fuel rocket designed to launch scientific satellites. It is a follow-on project to the larger and more expensive M-V rocket which was retired in 2006. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) began developing the Epsilon in 2007. It is capable of placing a 590 kg payload into Sun-synchronous orbit.


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency – JAXA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: JAXA
  • Administration: Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa
  • Founded: 2003
  • Launchers: H-II
  • Country: JPN

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

8 payloads. DRUMS sounds great removing space junk and debris in orbit .
Best of luck folks we will be watching with interest.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Still no launch , better being safe than sorry with the launch.
Will watch tomorrow .

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

P.S not long to wait now .Success is pending folks.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Great launch and coverage JAXA as predicated .
You have some very interesting payloads to perform on this mission.
Keep up the great work folks .