Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Type: Planetary Science
The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 (H-IIA/F1) was launched at 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2001, Japan Standard Time, from Tanegashima Space Center. The launch vehicle was successfully lifted off with its flight azimuth of 90 degrees. The H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.1 flied normally, and the second stage was successfully injected into the geostationary transfer orbit. The separation of the Laser Ranging Equipment (LRE) was confirmed about 39 minutes and 47 seconds after the lift-off.
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Yoshinobu Launch Complex
86 rockets have launched from Tanegashima, Japan.
H-IIA 202 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
- Family: H-II
- Length: 53 m
- Diameter: 4 m
- Launch Mass: 285 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 10000 kg
The H-IIA 202 was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with the first launch on 2001-08-29. H-IIA 202 has 29 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 29 launches. H-IIA (H2A) is an active expendable launch system operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The liquid-fueled H-IIA rockets have been used to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, to launch a lunar orbiting spacecraft, and to launch Akatsuki, which studied the planet Venus. Launches occur at the Tanegashima Space Center.
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.