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. [...]

XARM accepted by NASA and JAXA

Both agencies which were involved in the project of Hitomi (Astro-H) satellite decided to create replacement for one of the most advanced  X-ray astronomy satellite in recent years. To remind, mission of the Hitomi finished with disaster of the satellite few weeks after launch. Problems with Astro-H (Hitomi) satellite started few weeks after launch from  Tanegashima Space Center, Japan at 17 February Continue Reading The post XARM accepted by NASA and JAXA 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. [...]