H-IIA

H-IIA deliveres Michibiki-3 to orbit

JAXA decided finally to launch Michibiki-3 navigational satellite after one week of delay caused by problems with H-IIA rocket. It was 35th mission of H-IIA rocket. Primary objective was to deliver third from fourth JAXA navigational satellites. Michibiki-3 will support GPS system which is used in Japan, but suffers for some problems due the mountains and skyscrapers. These are preventing Continue Reading The post H-IIA deliveres Michibiki-3 to orbit appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

H-IIA with Michibiki-3 scrubbed

Today JAXA rocket H-IIA with Michibiki-3 navigation satellite was not launched from Yoshinobu Launch Complex at Tanegashima Space Center as it was planned. Official reason declared by MELCO was the technical problems with propulsion of the launch vehicle. It is second time when Michibiki-3 launch is delayed. First time mission was postponed for 24 hours from Friday 11th August to Saturday Continue Reading The post H-IIA with Michibiki-3 scrubbed appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

H-IIA with Michibiki-3 satellite delayed for 24 hours

JAXA, Japan’s Space Agency, announced that upcoming launch of H-IIA rocket with navigation satellite Michibiki-3 under the payload fairing is delayed due the poor weather conditions at Yoshinobu Launch Complex at Tanegashima Space Center. Launch of the H-IIA rocket with Michibiki-3 was planned originally for Friday, August 11th, to 05:00 UTC. Unfortunately poor weather conditions. Rocket is still inside vertical assembly building Continue Reading The post H-IIA with Michibiki-3 satellite delayed for 24 hours appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Michibiki-2 delivered to orbit on the top of the H-IIA rocket !

JAXA managed to deliver Michibiki-2 navigation satellite to orbit after flawless launch from Tanegashima Space Center. Long for 53 m H-IIA rocket manufactured by MELCO was rolled out from assembling facility at Tanegashima Space Center yesterday at 10:00 GMT. After reaching launch pad and connecting fueling and ground control systems, service personnel was allowed to begun fueling procedure. Rocket (H-IIA F34) Continue Reading The post Michibiki-2 delivered to orbit on the top of the H-IIA rocket ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Super Low Altitude Test Satellite planned for fiscal year 2017

Japanese space agency JAXA decided to launch their Super Low Altitude Test Satellite already in fiscal year 2017. This spacecraft was designed specially to conduct tests of flight on extremely low orbit – even beyond altitude of 180 km. According to JAXA launch of the H-IIA rocket with SLATS vehicle under the fairing is possible in fiscal year 2017. It means Continue Reading The post Super Low Altitude Test Satellite planned for fiscal year 2017 appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]