Launch Schedule

JAXA has developed a series of weather satellites - the Himawari telecommunications satellite and other satellites of various applications for the benefit of our daily lives. JAXA continues its efforts to build on the most advanced technologies and to develop satellites that are helping solve global environmental problems. JAXA's technologies are used for the expansion of industry and for the improvement of our quality of life. These satellites are put into space by H-IIA and M-V launch vehicles.


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December 26, 2013 Updated
Upcoming Launch Vehicle and Satellite Launches
Launch
Date
Launch VehicleMission
February 28, 2014 H-IIA Launch Vehicle Global Precipitation Measurement / Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (GPM/DPR)
FY2013 Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "DAICHI-2" (ALOS-2)
FY2014
or later
Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer / Cloud Profiling Radar (EarthCARE/CPR)
Global Change Observation Mission 1st - Climate "GCOM-C1"
Mercury Exploration Mission "BepiColombo"
X-ray Astronomy Satellite "ASTRO-H"
Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2"
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI"5 (HTV5)
*This plan is a target project by JAXA based on the annual budget of Japanese Fiscal Year 2011. Therefore, it is subject to change due to the actual budget status and project development progress.