TRICOM-1R

SS-520-5

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Launch Status
Success

Mission

TRICOM-1R

Type: Earth Science

TRICOM-1 is an experimental 3U cubsat build by University of Tokyo. It is equipped with 5 small cameras for Earth imaging purposes, and is also tasked with storing and transmitting data between ground terminals. TRICOM-1R is a replacement for the failed SS-520-4 launch of TRICOM-1.

Location

KS Center

Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

6 launches have been at this location.

KS Center, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

Rocket

SS-520

Length: meters
Diameter: 0.5 meters
First Launched: February 3, 2018

The fifth configuration of the SS-520, succeeded as the smallest rocket to put something into orbit. It holds this title to this day.

The SS-520 rocket has been launched a total of 1 times with 1 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Type: Government
Abbreviation: JAXA
Administration: Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa
Founded: 2003
Launchers: H-II
Spacecraft:
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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