Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
An advanced geostationary satellite for air traffic control and weather observation, under a contract with the Japanese Ministry of Transport Civil Aviation Bureau & Meteorological Agency.
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Yoshinobu Launch Complex
86 rockets have launched from Tanegashima, Japan.
H-IIA 2022 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
- Family: H-II
- Length: 53 m
- Diameter: 4 m
- Launch Mass: 316 T
The H-IIA 2022 was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with the first launch on 2005-02-26. H-IIA 2022 has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. The H-IIA rocket family is an expendable launch system operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The liquid fuelled rocket has been used to launch satellites, lunar spacecraft and planetary science craft.
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.