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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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Mu Center

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

43 rockets have launched from Uchinoura Space Center, Japan.

Mu Center, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan


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
2 years 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 .