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TANEGASHIMA SPACE CENTER

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will delay the launch date of the second model of its new H3 flagship rocket from the initially planned Thursday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 13, 2024
Japan delays H3 rocket's second launch due to bad weather
The new launch date will be announced later, but weather conditions at the launch site, Tanegashima Space Center, appear to set recover late Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 26, 2021
Japan launches successor to aging GPS satellite into orbit
The satellite was previously scheduled to be launched Monday, but it was postponed due to bad weather.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional voices: Chubu
Apr 19, 2021
With lower launch costs, Japan's next-gen H3 rocket aims for global success
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are hoping to attract a wide range of commercial demand, including satellite launches for organizations overseas.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 29, 2020
Japan launches data relay satellites to improve disaster response
Japan launched a rocket Sunday carrying satellites designed to relay data collected by other reconnaissance satellites already in orbit, enabling faster and more information-rich communication when responding to natural disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2020
Japan launches spy satellite to keep eye on North Korea
Japan has put a new spy satellite into orbit that is expected to help the government capture images of North Korean missile sites.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 25, 2019
Japan launches rocket carrying vessel for International Space Station
Japan launched a rocket on Wednesday carrying an unmanned spacecraft bound for the International Space Station, after a fire thwarted its planned launch earlier this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 11, 2019
Pre-dawn fire leads to cancellation of rocket launch from Tanegashima facility to International Space Station
A fire broke out near a rocket launch pad on Tanegashima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture early Wednesday, prompting the cancellation of an unmanned rocket launch scheduled for the same day to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, the operator said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 12, 2018
Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying intelligence-gathering satellite
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on Tuesday launched an H-IIA rocket carrying a radar-type intelligence-gathering government satellite from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 27, 2018
Japan launches H-IIA rocket carrying reconnaissance satellite
An H-IIA rocket carrying a government intelligence-gathering satellite was launched Tuesday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 23, 2017
In a first for Japan, JAXA puts two satellites into orbit using one rocket
Japan's space agency notches a first by using one rocket to put two satellites into orbit to study climate and low-altitude, high-resolution photography.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 1, 2017
Japan launches second satellite for home-grown GPS system
JAXA lofts the second of four home-grown geolocation satellites into orbit as Japan looks to end its dependency on the U.S. system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 20, 2016
Upgraded Epsilon solid fuel rocket places satellite in orbit
An upgraded solid fuel rocket was successfully launched Tuesday from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2016
H-IIA rocket carries astronomy satellite into space
An H-IIA rocket carrying an X-ray astronomy satellite lifts off successfully from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2016
Weather forces JAXA to scrub launch of H-IIA rocket carrying X-ray astronomy satellite
The launch of a rocket carrying a new X-ray astronomy satellite has been postponed from the initially planned time Friday due to bad weather, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 24, 2015
Japanese H-IIA rocket carries first commercial satellite into orbit
An H-IIA rocket carrying a Canadian communications satellite lifted off Tuesday, marking the first time a commercial satellite has been launched into space by the Japanese-built platform.
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2015
Bad weather delays launch of intelligence satellite
The launch of a rocket carrying a backup radar system for a government intelligence gathering was postponed Thursday by bad weather.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 7, 2014
High-tech Himawari-8 weather satellite launched
A satellite was launched Tuesday from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture in a bid to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts related to natural disasters.
JAPAN
Sep 30, 2014
Hayabusa2 asteroid probe set for November launch
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch its Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer aboard an H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Nov. 30, officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 20, 2014
JAXA-NASA observatory to improve ability to analyze global precipitation
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Friday revealed the details of a global precipitation observatory that will be put into orbit next month.
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2013
JAXA space cargo transporter re-enters atmosphere after ending ISS mission
An unmanned space cargo transporter operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency re-entered Earth's atmosphere around 3:30 p.m. Saturday and burned up over the Pacific, after completing its mission.

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