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LIVE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« on: 06/07/2007 03:46 PM »
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.

More info at JAXA's web page.

SELENE Project site.

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RE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #1 on: 06/13/2007 08:09 AM »
Launch Day of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13)

                                                   June 13, 2007 (JST)
                             Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Idustries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration
Agency (JAXA) would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIA
Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13) with the "KAGUYA" (Selonological and
Engineering Explorer, SELENE) onboard was approved by the Space
Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.

Scheduled date of launch :
                 August 16 (Thursday), 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time    : 9:30:48 a.m. (JST)
Launch windows : August 17 (Fri) through 23 (Thu), 2007 (JST), and
                 September 13 (Thu) through 21 (Fri), 2007 (JST)
                 (Launch time will be set for each day.)
Launch Site : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center


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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #2 on: 06/13/2007 05:06 PM »
Has anyone info on the configuartion of the launch vehicle. I presume, it is a H-2A-202 with 4m fairing.


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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #3 on: 06/13/2007 08:47 PM »
according to
http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f13/index_e.html
it will be the 2022 version with 4S fairing

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #4 on: 06/18/2007 11:20 PM »

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #5 on: 07/19/2007 02:40 PM »
SELENE, "The largest lunar mission since the Apollo program", is set to launch on H-IIA2022 No. F13 from the Yoshinobu Complex at Tanegashima on August 16 with a planned 00:30:48 GMT launch time.

SELENE, an acronym for the SELenological and ENgineering Explorer and called "KAGUYA", is Japan’s first large lunar explorer. "KAGUYA" consists of a Main Orbiter that will orbit 100 km above the Moon, and two subsatellites (a Relay Satellite and a VRAD Satellite).

H-2A F13 will place SELENE into a highly elliptical earth orbit. The spacecraft will complete two orbits before propelling itself toward the Moon. The journey to lunar polar orbit will take five days.

The SELENE complex will weigh something like 3.09 tonnes at liftoff, making it the heaviest lunar explorer since Luna 24 in 1976.  

http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/selene/index_e.html
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2007/06/20070613_h2a-f13_e.html
http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f13/index_e.html

- Ed Kyle

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #6 on: 07/19/2007 06:12 PM »
http://www.h2a.jp/news/index.html

"Stage mating completed- H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.13 for "KAGUYA" (SELENE) launch.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will launch the Japan Aerospace Explanation Agency (JAXA)'s Lunar explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) using H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.13 (H-IIA F13) on coming August 16 at 09:30 AM (JST) from Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC).
The launch campaign for KAGUYA launch has been started and the 1st and the 2nd stages mating was just carried out yesterday, July 3 (see the photo).
The mass of KAGUYA at liftoff is approximately 3 metric tons including two small satellites (Relay Satellite and VRAD Satellite). In order to inject KAGUYA into lunar transfer orbit, MHI prepare a H2A2022 model, equipped with two solid strap-on boosters (SSBs). And the payload fairing model is 4S (4 meters in diameter, a dedicated launch fairing).
Stacking two kinds of solid boosters, solid rocket boosters (SRB-As) and SSBs, will be conducted next 6 days, and it is followed by subsystem checks."

 - Ed Kyle


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RE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #7 on: 07/20/2007 01:40 PM »
Launch Postponement of the KAGUYA (SELENE)
July 20, 2007 (JST)
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2007/07/20070720_kaguya_e.html

"Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency would like to announce that we decided to postpone the launch of the Lunar Orbit Explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13.)
The launch was originally scheduled on August 16, 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST.)
The new launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined.

(Reason for the delay)
When a ground test was prepared for another satellite (Wideband Internetworking Engineering Test and Demonstration Satellite, WINDS,) the polarity of its onboard condenser was found to be installed reversely. JAXA checked the KAGUYA (SELENE) for the same problem, and found the reverse polarity of the condenser in the two onboard baby satellites (one condenser on each satellite.) The two condensers will be replaced"

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #8 on: 07/20/2007 03:34 PM »
Oh! so bad
but it is fortunate that they discover the problem before it is in space
or else it may become a disaster

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch
« Reply #9 on: 07/20/2007 07:49 PM »
Will Kaguya fly before China's first lunar probe, which is supposed to launch in September?

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #10 on: 07/21/2007 03:05 PM »
China's first lunar probe will be launched in October 1st.

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #11 on: 07/29/2007 11:45 AM »
Is there going to be a launch webcast?

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #12 on: 07/29/2007 12:04 PM »
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GW_Simulations - 29/7/2007  6:45 AM

Is there going to be a launch webcast?

I supose yes, but it's to soon to say where to find the link for it...

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #13 on: 07/29/2007 12:17 PM »
You need to check out JAXA around launch time.

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RE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #14 on: 08/15/2007 03:12 AM »
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                     ***  JAXA MAIL SERVICE  ***
                 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
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                New Launch Day of the KAGUYA (SELENE)
                   by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13
                   
                                                 August 15, 2007 (JST)
                                     Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
                             Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration
Agency would like to announce that the launch of the Lunar Orbit
Explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE) by H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 13 (H-IIA F13)
was rescheduled as follows.

Scheduled date of launch :
September 13 (Thursday), 2007 (Japan Standard Time, JST)

Launch time :
10:35:47 a.m. (JST)

Launch windows :
September 14 (Fri) through September 21 (Fri) 2007 (JST)
(Launch time will be set for each day.)

The original launch date was postponed due to the replacement work of
parts in the two onboard baby satellites of the "KAGUYA" as announced
on July 20, 2007. The replacement was successfully completed thus the
new launch date was set.


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RE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #15 on: 08/15/2007 08:44 AM »
So what time will Kaguya launch in Pacific Daylight Time hours?

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RE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #16 on: 09/03/2007 03:08 PM »
From http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f13/topics/index_e.html

Encapsulated "KAGUYA" moved to the VAB
September 3, 2007
 
On Aug. 26, the "KAGUYA" was mated with the Payload Attach Fitting (PAF,) a device to load the satellite onto the launch vehicle, in the Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building 1 (SFA 1). Subsequently, on the 28th, it was encapsulated by a payload fairing 4S-type. The encapsulated "KAGUYA" was safely transported to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) in the early morning of Sep. 3

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RE: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #17 on: 09/04/2007 12:17 AM »
Special Site from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for Kaguya SELENE!

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #18 on: 09/06/2007 01:40 PM »
How long will it take Kaguya to reach the moon?

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Re: Kaguya 'SELENE' launch - September 13
« Reply #19 on: 09/06/2007 01:59 PM »
They love all those 13s. Flight 13 at Sep. 13th,...

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