H-IIA

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. [...]