June 27, 2007 Updated
Ultra-fast Internet satellite "WINDS" shown to the media at Tsukuba Space Center
On June 26, 2007, the wideband internetworking engineering test and demonstration satellite (WINDS) was previewed to the media at the Tsukuba Space Center. WINDS has finally reached its last preparation stage ahead of its launch in winter this fiscal year.
June 19, 2007 Updated
"KAGUYA" (SELENE) debuts at Tanegashima
On June 18, 2007, the lunar explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) was introduced to the media at the Second Spacecraft Test and Assembly Building at Tanegashima Space Center.
The KAGUYA, which is carrying many messages submitted to the "Wish upon the Moon" campaign, is going to have final adjustments ahead of the launch.
We are still accepting applications from organizations that can support the KAGUYA's mission.
June 13, 2007 Updated
Launch day is set! Special site is open!
The launch day and time of the lunar explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) and the "H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13" is set at 9:30:48 a.m. on August 16, 2007. We have opened a Special Web Site for the launch. We will carry the latest news on the "KAGUYA" and the "H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13" on these special web pages, so please check them regularly.
June 6, 2007 Updated
"KAGUYA" selected as SELENE's nickname!
The nickname for the lunar explorer SELENE, which was solicited from the general public, has been selected as the "KAGUYA." We appreciate the many applications we received.
In addition, a Special Web Site for the "KAGUYA /H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.13" will be open for the launch.