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Title: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: anik on 01/04/2006 11:05 am
> January 19 (01:33÷01:43 UTC) – Tanegashima Space Center – H-IIA F8 rocket – ALOS satellite
Press release: http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2005/11/20051130_h2a-f8_e.html
ALOS countdown: http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f8/index_e.html
H-IIA F8 images: http://jda.jaxa.jp/jda/p3_e.php?time=N&mode=level&genre=4&category=1001

> February 15 (06:30÷07:40 UTC) – Tanegashima Space Center – H-IIA F9 rocket – MTSAT-2 satellite
Press release: http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2005/12/20051207_h2a-f9_e.html

> February – Tanegashima Space Center – M-V rocket – Astro-F (IRIS) and Cute 1.7 satellites

> August – Tanegashima Space Center – H-IIA rocket – ETS-VIII satellite
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: astropl on 01/04/2006 08:26 pm
Probably Cute 1.7 nanosatellite is about 18 months behind schedule: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20060104a4.htm Of course, I'm not sure if this article is about Cute 1.7...
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/07/2006 11:01 am
According to http://astro.zeto.czest.pl/plan Astro-F (IRIS) satellite will be launched by M-5 rocket from Kagoshima cosmodrome on February 18...

Date - Cosmodrome - Rocket - Satellite
----------------------------------------------
January 19 – Tanegashima – H-IIA F8 – ALOS
February 15 – Tanegashima – H-IIA F9 – MTSAT-2
February 18 – Kagoshima - M-V – Astro-F (IRIS)
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/13/2006 07:58 pm
January 10, 2006: Encapsulated ALOS arrived at the VAB
http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f8/news/news_0110_e.html

"At around 7 o'clock this morning, the encapsulated Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ALOS) left the Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building 2 (SFA2). The size of the satellite cover, the fairing, is about 12 meters in height and 5.1 meters in diameter. The encapsulated ALOS was then transported at walking speed to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), where launch vehicle operations are underway, and arrived at the VAB at around 8:00 a.m. All operators wore hard hats and fireproof suits because the ALOS has already been loaded with propellant.
 
The ALOS arrived at Nishino-omote Port in Tanegashima on May 18 (Wed), 2005, and was transported to the Spacecraft Test and Assembly Building 2 at the Tanegashima Space Center at dawn on the 19th for assembly and inspection. On Dec. 12 (Mon), it was moved to the SFA2 for propellant loading and a final check, then encapsulated with the fairing on Jan. 5, 2006.

After being transported to the VAB, the encapsulated satellite was slung, and, by noon, it was tentatively loaded on top of the second stage of the launch vehicle, thus the launch vehicle is now in a complete shape with all parts assembled. The satellite and launch vehicle mating operations will be henceforth finalized, a duct for air-conditioned air and other parts will be installed, and a further inspection will be carried out.

The H-IIA F8 launch site operations are now in the final phase."

Photo 1: The ALOS and fairing leaving the building
Photos 2 and 3: Transportation
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/14/2006 04:26 pm
January 6, 2006: What is the H-IIA F8?
http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f8/news/news_0106_e.html

"The H-IIA F8 is a two-staged H-IIA 2022 standard type launch vehicle with two solid rocket boosters (SRB-A) and two solid strap-on boosters (SSB). It is about 58 m in height and 320 tons in mass (without a payload).

The "2022" indicates the composition of the launch vehicle. The first number (2) shows that the launch vehicle is composed of two main stages. The second (0) is the number of a liquid rocket booster (or LRB, thus 0 means there is no LRB on this flight.) The third number (2) is the number of an SRB-A, and the last (2) is that of an SSB. (If no SSB is installed, the last number is simply omitted. For example, the H-IIA standard type 202, which I touch upon a bit below, is not equipped with a SSB.)

The Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS), the payload of the H-IIA F8, is about 4 tons. It is quite a heavy passenger for the H-IIA. Therefore, to increase the launch power, two SSBs are additionally installed to the standard type 202, by which the 3.7 ton Midori-II (ADEOS-II) was launched in December 2002 (H-IIA F4).

The ALOS is encapsulated by a payload cover called a "fairing" and placed on top of the launch vehicle. There are some variations of the fairing, and this time, the 5S type with a diameter of 5 m and a height of 12 m is used for the ALOS. The fairing plays an important role in protecting the payload from the harsh launch environment such as air resistance and heating.

The launch vehicle is now waiting for the actual launch in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the TNSC, while the ALOS is sitting in a separate building, the Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building. On the 5th, the ALOS encapsulation was completed. The encapsulated ALOS will be transported to the VAB early next week to be loaded on top of the H-IIA by being slung. Then, both of them will wait for the moment of liftoff in the same building."

January 11, 2006: Where is the heart of the H-IIA F8?
http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f8/news/news_0111_e.html

"There are two engines in an H-IIA, the LE-7A engine for the first stage and the LE-5B engine for the second stage. Both of them are liquid propellant engines that generate thrust by using liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.

Unlike a solid propellant booster such as the SRB-A (Solid Rocket Booster) or the SSB (Solid Strap-on Boosters), we can cut off and reignite a liquid propellant engine in the middle of its combustion. (For the H-IIA F8, we do not have to reignite the engine because the ALOS is the only payload.)

The engine consists of a "combustion chamber" where energy is produced by burning propellants and a "nozzle" which looks like a trumpet for generating thrust from the generated energy.

For the H-IIA F8, a "long nozzle" which has been developed to improve launch capability has been adopted for the LE-7A. It is about 50 cm longer than a conventional nozzle. With the long nozzle, the engine performance improves so that a heavier and larger satellite can be launched.

This is the first flight with the long nozzle. Therefore, the H-IIA F8 has another important mission to acquire data during the flight to incorporate it into future launch vehicle development.

In other words, this launch is the first step for us to further evolve the H-IIA into the H-IIB."

January 12, 2006: What is the Advanced Land Observing Satellite?
http://www.jaxa.jp/countdown/f8/news/news_0112_e.html

"The Satellite has been nicknamed "Daichi" (meaning "Land").

The ALOS is one of the largest earth observing satellites, and its mass is about 4 tons. The altitude of its orbit will be about 700 km, and that is equivalent to the distance from Tokyo to Hiroshima or to Hakodate. It is a polar orbit which passes over the North and South Poles, and the satellite travels one round of the earth in 99 minutes (that is to say 14 to 15 rounds per day.) The satellite can cover the whole earth’s surface in 46 days or 671 rounds. For your reference, a metrological satellite that you may be more familiar with travels 36,000 km in altitude over the equator.

The longest part of the ALOS is the solar array paddle, which is three meters in width and 22 meters in length. In orbit, the paddle converts sunlight to energy to provide necessary power to the satellite. When being launched, the ALOS will be encapsulated in the fairing whose dimension is 5.1 meters in diameter and 12 meters in height. Therefore, the paddle has to be stowed by being folded into nine segments. About five minutes after the separation from the launch vehicle, the holding bolts that fix the paddle to the satellite during the flight will be released, then the nine segments will be deployed by using spring force. When the attitude of the satellite is stabilized, the paddle will start tracking the sun.

The solar array paddle has the characteristic that its power generation performance is significantly decreased when the shadow of the satellite’s main body casts over it. In the case of the ALOS’s orbit, sunlight comes only from the left side of its traveling direction. That is why the ALOS has the solar array paddle only on the left side facing the moving direction. The satellite was loaded onto the launch vehicle the day before yesterday, and now the paddle is waiting for the moment to expand and fly into space."

Photo 1: ALOS satellite
Photo 2: Prior to paddle deployment
Photo 3: During deployment
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: astropl on 01/18/2006 05:18 am
ALOS launch delayed.

"The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIA F8) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite Daichi (ALOS) onboard has been postponed due to a malfunction found yesterday in a part of the launch vehicle onboard equipment(*1) during the Y-1 operations(*2). We will replace the malfunctioned part with a new one.

The launch was originally scheduled on January 19 (Thu), 2006 (Japan Standard Time) from the Tanegashima Space Center.


(*1) Telemetry transmitter: the equipment to transmit flight status data to ground stations
(*2) Operations one day prior to the launch day (The launch day is over two days for the H-IIA F8; therefore, "one day prior to the launch day" is actually two days before the launch day on a calendar.)

The new launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined."
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2006/01/20060118_h2a-f8_e.html
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/18/2006 08:18 pm
January 13: What we can see from the ALOS?
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/news/news_0113_e.html

"The ALOS has three sensors (or eyes).
1. PRISM
2. AVNIR-2
3. PALSAR
The PRISM can distinguish a 2.5-meter object on the ground, and take a three-dimensional photo of it.
How can the PRISM capture the three-dimensional photo, including side-view images of an object, when the satellite looks down at earth from space? Three-dimensional photos cannot be taken with a camera if we snap images in a conventional way.
The PRISM is equipped with three cameras, and each of them looks at the front side, top, and rear of an object respectively."

January 16: Launch Countdown
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/news/news_0116_e.html

"Today’s weather at the TNSC is cloudy with some occasional sunshine, but showers are forecast for the evening. The temperature is 17 degrees Celsius, which is relatively high for this time of year and has been this way since a few days ago. As the launch approaches, many members of the "Launch Organization" that has been specially organized for launch operations are gathering at the TNSC. The Center is now in a tense mood.

Today, "Y-2 countdown" operations are underway at the TNSC. When you hear the word, "countdown", the actual counting down of numbers, "4, 3, 2, 1, liftoff" should immediately come to your mind. In the case of the H-IIA launch, the moment of the liftoff is called "X-time" or "X-0", and the launch day is "Y" or "Y-0". All operations are scheduled based on these two zeros.

Now, some of you may wonder why today, the 16th, is "Y-2" not "Y-3". The scheduled "X-time" is at 10:33 a.m. on the 19th (Japan Standard Time, JST), thus "Y-0" starts on the 18th, or the "Y-0" is on both the 18th and the 19th. Therefore, today is "Y-2."

You may also wonder how the so-called "countdown" is carried out. An automatic computer controlled system is used that starts 60 minutes prior to liftoff. The countdown used to be read out aloud by young JAXA employees, but the automatic system was introduced for the launch of the H-IIA F1.

In addition to the voice countdown, a digital time display called the "X-0 time display" helps our operations. The displays are located in major buildings such as in the Control Room of the Takesaki Range Control Center (which is the launch control headquarters where all launch information is gathered,) the Block House (where direct instructions, control and monitoring are performed for the launch,) and the press center at the Takesaki Observation Deck (where all media representatives gather.) The displays have been used for many years, hence they are "historical clocks that have been used for the countdown and to monitor launches of rockets and satellites."

For the "Daichi" (ALOS)/H-IIA F8 launch, new digital "countdown displays" will be introduced as a brother system of the conventional time displays thanks to the cooperation of CASIO Computer Co. Ltd. The new display units will be set up in the press center and on the rooftop of the Takesaki Observation Deck. The rooftop is an important location for launches because visitors and the media make observations from it. Therefore, the new countdown display will play an important role in allowing them to confirm the launch time not only with their ears but also visually."

January 17: Launch site operations are smoothly in progress
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/news/news_0117_e.html

"Today’s weather here is fine with a temperature of 17 degrees Celsius. This morning in Tanegashima the weather was unseasonably windless and clear, but more and more clouds appeared in the sky in the afternoon.

The Y-1 operations (operations on the day prior to the launch day) have been smoothly in progress, but we are concerned about the adverse weather forecast. For the rocket launch, the weather conditions are restricted (wind shouldn’t be too strong, no lightening should be forecast, etc.) Representatives of all operations had a meeting at the Range Control Center (RCC) to discuss if operations can be continued based on the established weather conditions. Such a decision-making meeting is called a "Go/No Go decision." Today, the Go decision was made at the meeting, thus operations are underway. All sorts of decisions are made at the RCC, then they are relayed to all on-site operators who are ready for the launch."

January 18: Launch Delay of the H-IIA F8
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/news/news_0118_e.html

"We had been preparing for the launch of the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite Daichi (ALOS) / H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 8 (H-IIA F8) on January 19 (Thu,) but the launch has been delayed as a part of the onboard equipment needed replacing.

Once it has lifted off, a launch vehicle autonomously calculates its position and speed using its onboard computer, and transmits such data to ground stations all over the world during the flight. Three transmitters are installed in the H-IIA F8, and one of them was found to be unstable. Therefore, JAXA decided to take it out today (the 18th) and replace it with a new one.

As soon as the replacement is completed, we will resume operations. However, bad weather is unfortunately forecast for the next few days as a low pressure system with thunder and lightening is moving toward the launch site area. Thunder and lightening are the worst scenario for a launch vehicle and its operations. We must carefully examine the conditions before determining the new launch day. We will inform you of the new launch day on this Countdown page as soon as it is determined."
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/19/2006 03:25 pm
January 18: Launch Delay of the H-IIA F8 (Part 2)
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/news/news_0118-2_e.html

"This is the second report on the 18th from Reporter S.A with the latest information from the Tanegashima Space Center. The onboard transmitter that was the cause of the launch delay, as reported in the previous report, has been replaced with a new one that was brought from a plant. After the replacement, we successfully verified radio frequency transmission and receiving by carrying out a test.

We would like to inform you that the launch will be carried out no earlier than January 20 as we are still investigating the cause of the malfunction with the removed transmitter.

The new launch day will be announced as soon as we determine it based on the operation and weather status."

January 19: Heavy rain, strong winds delay launch in Tanegashima
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/news/news_0119_e.html

"As forecasted, it has been raining in Tanegashima since last night, and the wind has been getting stronger. This kind of weather is not unusual here, but the wind and rain remind us of a typhoon. Strong winds and heavy rain hampers us walking straight at the TNSC. Since this adverse weather is forecast to continue, it was decided today that January 21 is the earliest possible launch day. The new launch day will be announced two days prior to the launch."
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/20/2006 08:30 pm
According to http://astro.zeto.czest.pl/plan ALOS (Daichi) satellite will be launched not earlier than January 24... :(
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/21/2006 08:24 am
ALOS (Daichi) satellite will be launched at 01:33 UTC on January 23... :)

January 20: How is the Daichi (ALOS) waiting for the launch?
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/news/news_0120_e.html

"It is harsh weather here today with strong wind and rain. Frogs came out onto the streets during the evening while we were driving home as if they were the only ones who love this kind of weather. Today, I would like to report to you about the payload, Daichi (ALOS), as it waits for its launch.

At the Tanegashima Space Center, the temperature was 12.4 degrees Celsius and the humidity was 88.5% at 11:00 a.m. today. This environment is not very favorable for the Daichi, which is sitting and waiting beneath the fairing on top of the launch vehicle. However, the inside of the fairing is controlled by an air conditioner. Clean and appropriately controlled air with a temperature between 15 and 30 degrees and humidity of 40 to 50% flows constantly into the fairing. The cleanliness standard is "Class several hundred." Thus the outside environment doesn't cause any problems.

If the humidity is too high, condensation occurs when the temperature changes, and if it is too low, static electricity hinders us from handling pyrotechnics. The cleanliness is shown by the number of dust particles per cubic feet(*) of air. For example, outside air is about "Class one million", and the room environment is said to be "Class several hundred thousand." Now you can understand how clean the "Class several hundred" is. In addition, operators are working hard to check the satellite propellant tank pressure and temperature and to maintain the fully charged condition of the satellite onboard battery.

(*) one cubic feet = about 28.3 liters"

ALOS / H-II F8 countdown
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/index_e.html
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: astropl on 01/21/2006 09:52 am
Are you sure? See here: http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html No word about January, 23rd launch...

"January 20, 2006 Updated
JAXA will not carry out the launch of the H-IIA F8 on the 22nd

JAXA has decided that we will not carry out the launch on January 22.
The new launch day will be announced two days prior to the launch."



Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/21/2006 11:01 am
Quote
astropl - 21/1/2006  1:52 PM

Are you sure?

Yeah!... :) Look at http://h2a.jaxa.jp/index_e.html ;)

"We are going to launch it from Tanegashima space center at 10:33 a.m. (Japan time) on January 23."
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/22/2006 10:02 am
January 21: The new launch day is January 23
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/news/news_0121_e.html

"After the necessary equipment part was replaced and the weather forecast improved, the new launch date was decided. Countdown operations have resumed and the launch is set for January 23. We are carrying out the arming operation for the suspended Y-1 operation, which is the pyrotechnics connection for the launch vehicle."

JAXA BROADCAST (Live Launch Broadcast)
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/live_e.html

"The Daichi (ALOS)/H-IIA F8 live launch report will be broadcast with commentary by a JAXA employee from the studio in Tanegashima. The broadcast starts 50 minutes prior to the liftoff time."

ALOS/H-II F8 countdown
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/index_e.html
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/22/2006 01:07 pm
Countdown reports from the Range Control Center at the Tanegashima Space Center
http://h2a.jaxa.jp/rcc/index_e.html

Daichi (ALOS)/H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.8 to be launched today
January 22, 2006 21:31 JST (12:31 UTC)

"The Daichi (ALOS) and the H-IIA F8 are ready in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the TNSC for launch tomorrow morning. The weather conditions were carefully examined at 6:28 p.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST), and it has been determined that the H-IIA F8 with the Daichi (ALOS) onboard will be transferred from the VAB to the launch pad at 9:30 p.m. JST"

"[Weather at the TNSC at 9:00 p.m. on Jan. 18 (JST)]
Weather: Clear
Temperature (in Celsius): 8.7 degrees
Wind direction: NW
Wind velocity: 7.5 m/s"

H-IIA F8 on the way to the launch pad
January 22, 2006 21:46 JST (12:46 UTC)

"The launch vehicle which is on top of the mobile launcher will travel about 500 meters from the VAB to the launch pad. It takes about 20 minutes. The overall height of the launch vehicle is about 53 meters with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite Daichi (ALOS) atop."

H-IIA F8 arrived at the launch pad
January 22, 2006 22:04 JST (13:04 UTC)

"The launch vehicle has arrived at the launch pad. Connection operations between the launch vehicle and the pad facility are being carried out."

Connection operations underway
January 22, 2006 22:40 JST (13:40 UTC)

"Connection operations between the launch vehicle and the pad facility are underway. Leakage is also being checked at the connection points."
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/22/2006 01:26 pm
And thanks to Anik for the reminder. We'll aim to cover this the best we can.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/22/2006 02:47 pm
All operations are progressing
January 23, 2006 00:11 JST (15:11 UTC)

"All operations underway to be ready for the liftoff moment (= 10:33 a.m. (Japan time) on January 23)."

Propellant loading operation (The second "Go" decision)
January 23, 2006 00:36 JST (15:36 UTC)

"All operation aspects, namely the readiness of the launch vehicle, the payload, the launch facility and tracking systems, and weather conditions have been confirmed, and we are go for propellant loading operations. Preparation for the loading will soon start."

Current launch site [Web Camera]
http://space.jaxa.jp/webcam/index_e.shtml
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 01/22/2006 03:49 pm
Terminal countdown operations have started
January 23, 2006 01:20 JST (16:20 UTC)
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: astropl on 02/01/2006 08:39 am
Quote
anik - 7/1/2006  1:01 PM

According to http://astro.zeto.czest.pl/plan Astro-F (IRIS) satellite will be launched by M-5 rocket from Kagoshima cosmodrome on February 18...

And now official launch date is February, 20th. One-hour launch window start at 21:00 UT. Launch period is February, 20th to February, 27th.

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2006/02/20060201_mv-8_e.html

Launch of H2-A with MTSAT-2 was reschedulded. Official launch date is February, 18th. One-hour and 18 minutes launch window start at 06:26 UT. Launch period is February, 18th to February, 28th.

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2006/02/20060201_h2a-f9_e.html
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: JulesVerneATV on 02/01/2006 08:21 pm
Computer glitch hits new satellite
A computer glitch partially shut down a Japanese satellite that launched earlier last week, a space agency spokesman has said.

In the latest problem with Japan's star-crossed space programme, the four-ton Advanced Land Observation Satellite reported an error in the system that processes the observation data it collected, Japan Space and Exploration Agency spokesman Tatsuo Oshima said.

The satellite was switched into "safe mode" while agency officials reviewed the error-detection data, Oshima said.
http://tech.virgin.net/story/TEC/A18961401138429626A00
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/01/19/ap/tech/mainD8F7U768B.shtml
http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/01/28/story242020.html

Most recently, the space agency announced last month it would delay until 2010 the return of a problem-plagued probe sent to collect samples from an asteroid because a thruster problem put the vehicle into an unexpected spin.

The Hayabusa probe was originally scheduled to return to Earth in June 2007.

Japan Hopes Rocket Will Help Space Program
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/02/2006 06:37 pm
MTSAT-2/H-IIA F9 Countdown
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/index_e.html

Mission Overview
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/summary/index_e.html

Mission Status Report
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/20060124_e.html

24 Jan. 2006 – MTSAT-2 launch preparations are now entering their final phase for the February launch

"Rocket System Corporation (RSC)'s second launch mission will be performed on this coming February using H-IIA launch vehicle No.9 (H-IIA F9). The satellite to be lofted by H-IIA F9 is the Multi-functional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2) owned Japanese authorities, the Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan (MLIT).

RSC signed a launch contract with JCAB and JMA in February 2003 to orbit the MTSAT-2 satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit using an H-IIA launch vehicle.

A liftoff mass of MTSAT-2 will be approximately 4.65 tons. This means the satellite is the heaviest ever launched in Japan. In order to loft such a massive satellite, RSC prepares H2A2024 type of H-IIA with four solid strap-on boosters (SSBs). Moreover, to maximize the launch capability, RSC adopts the long-nozzle LE-7A engine and a flight sequence of all SSBs' simultaneous burning.

H-IIA F9 was carried to the Tanegashima Space Center on November 23, 2005. Then, at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), RSC carried out on schedule the vehicle assembly operations such as mating the 1st stage with the 2nd stage, Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB-As) and SSBs (see photo 1).

After that, the wet dress rehearsal (cryogenic test) was operated on December 20, 2005 to verify all functions of the launch vehicle, ground equipments and facilities, fueling liquid oxygen/hydrogen into the core booster, and resulted in success (see photo 2).

The MTSAT-2 satellite, meanwhile, was transported to the No.2 Spacecraft Test and Assembly Building (STA2) on November 19, 2005 (see photo 3), and final assembly operations and verifications were operated. Then, on January 12, 2006, the satellite was transported to the Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building (SFA) for propellant loading (see photo 4).

As the result of today's successful launch of JAXA's ALOS mission, operations for our MTSAT-2 launch mission is entering the final phase."

Live Launch Coverage
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/live/index_e.html
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: JulesVerneATV on 02/02/2006 09:01 pm
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has confirmed that no problem existed in the data processing function of the Daichi satellite; thus JAXA carried out operations to have Daichi return to normal operations until 11:54 a.m. on January 28, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST.)
Subsequently, JAXA monitored the satellite's condition, and has verified that all its functions, including the data processing system, are working normally and have returned to regular operations.
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Daichi_Returns_To_Normal_Operation_Conditions_Completes_Critical_Phase.html
As Jaxa previously announced, Daichi had automatically put itself into safety mode because the anomaly detection function had been activated at 10:51 p.m. on January 27 (JST).
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/06/2006 08:23 pm
6 Feb. 2006 - Mating MTSAT-2 with the payload adapter (PLA), and encapsulation into the payload fairing have been completed
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/20060206_e.html

"Final-phase operations are proceeding in the launch site for the launch scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2006. The propellant-loaded MTSAT-2 at the end of January was mated with PLA on February 3 (see photo 1).

PLA is structurally a part of launch vehicle, interfacing the launch vehicle with the satellite. The type of PLA used this time is “1666MA” whose diameter of the interface (contact) section with the satellite is 1,666 mm, and the shape is like an upturned sake cup.

After mated with PLA, MTSAT-2 was mated with the payload support structure (PSS), an interface with the payload fairing (see photo 2).

On February 5, 2006, encapsulation into the payload fairing was conducted and completed as scheduled (see photo 3).

The encapsulated MTSAT-2 will be moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to mate with the launch vehicle on February 10, 2006."
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/07/2006 02:45 pm
Launch operations progressing smoothly
February 7, 2006
http://www.jaxa.jp/news_topics/hot_topics/index_e.html

"The preparation of two satellites that will be launched from Tanegashima and Uchinoura, respectively, are being carried out on schedule.

Photo 1: The nose fairing assembly for the ASTRO-F/M-V-8 (Feb. 6)"

ASTRO-F combined with the M-V-8 rocket (February 2006)
http://www.ir.isas.jaxa.jp/ASTRO-F/Outreach/index_e.html

"Preparation of the ASTRO-F launch is progressing on schedule at JAXA's Uchinoura Space Center. The satellite has completed standalone tests and was connected onto the 3rd stage of the M-V-8 rocket (Photo 2). Function tests after the connection was also went successfully. The satellite is covered by the nose fairing and will be mounted on the 1st & 2nd stage of the rocket."
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/13/2006 04:03 pm
Two satellites mated with launch vehicles
February 13, 2006
http://www.jaxa.jp/news_topics/hot_topics/index_e.html

"Two satellites that will be launched from Tanegashima and Uchinoura respectively have been smoothly undergoing preparations for launch."

[img=http://www.jaxa.jp/news_topics/hot_topics/2006/img/topics_20060213_2.jpg]

The angle of the launcher fixed for M-V F8 (in the evening of Feb 10, in Uchinoura)

MTSAT-2 encapsulated in the payload fairing was loaded on H-IIA F9
10 Feb. 2006
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/20060210_e.html

"The payload fairing containing MTSAT-2 was moved slowly from the Spacecraft and Fairing Assembly Building (SFA) to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at 8 km per hour for about 30 minutes in the morning on February 10, 2006 for loading onto H-IIA F9.

[img=http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/img/20060210-01.jpg]

Rollout of MTSAT-2 encapsulated in Payload Fairing from SFA

Since spacecraft is equipped with a lot of precision equipment including observational equipment and communication antennas, air-conditioning inside the payload fairing is essential. Therefore, the payload fairing was carried on an exclusive wheeled platform to control the temperature and humidity at the specified value during transfer to VAB.

In VAB, the payload fairing was hoisted carefully with crane, lifted down slowly onto the top of the 2nd stage of H-IIA F9, and mated. Final functional check is to be carried out on February 11, 2006."

[img=http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/img/20060210-02.jpg]

Loading MTSAT-2 encapsulated in Payload Fairing on the 2nd stage of H-IIA F9

[img=http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/img/20060210-03.jpg]

Loading MTSAT-2 encapsulated in Payload Fairing on the 2nd stage of H-IIA F9
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/14/2006 07:48 pm
Launch Readiness Review (LRR) meeting was held, and Y-3 countdown operation will start tomorrow
13 Feb. 2006
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/20060213_e.html

"LRR meeting was held today (February 13), and launch operation status so far and coming operations were confirmed. As a result, it was decided that Y-3 (3 days before launch) countdown operation would start tomorrow.

Launch day is called Y-0. Since the launch window starts 3:26 p.m. (JST) this time, Y-0 operation will be carried out from the day before launch until the launch day. Tomorrow (February 14) is Y-3 on the launch schedule, though it is actually 4 days before launch."

[img=http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/img/20060213-01.jpg]

Launch Readiness Review
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/15/2006 03:15 pm
Launch preparation is progressing on schedule
14 Feb. 2006
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/20060214_e.html

"Today, Y-3 operations including propulsion system checkup and operational checkup of each engine igniter of the 1st and 2nd stages of the launch vehicle were completed as scheduled. Launch preparation is progressing on schedule.

H-IIA F9 does not have cameras to take images of SRB-A/SSB jettison and MTSAT-2 separation, because weight of additional equipment like a technical telemeter must be minimized due to small margin of launch capability. Camera images are not required always to evaluate that the launch vehicle is functioning well."
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/16/2006 02:44 pm
Pyrotechnics wiring for the launch vehicle was completed as scheduled
February 15, 2006
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/20060215_e.html

"Today, pyrotechnics wiring for the launch vehicle, one of Y-2 operations, was completed without problems, including connection of detonating fuses for SRB-A jettison and first/second stages separation."

[img=http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/report/img/20060215-01.jpg]
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/16/2006 07:33 pm
ASTRO-F/M-V-8 Countdown
http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/countdown/index-en.shtml

"ASTRO-F is ISAS's first satellite for infrared astronomy. It has a 70 cm telescope, which is cooled down to -270 degree with liquid helium in order to suppress unwanted infrared radiation from the telescope itself. ASTRO-F fly into a polar orbit along the twilight zone.

Specification
= Weight : 952 kg (at launch)
= Size : 2026 * 1880 * 3675 mm (at launch)"

[img=http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/countdown/image/seq_e.gif]

M-V-8 Launch Sequence
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/17/2006 07:49 pm
Launch Time Change for Multi-functional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2) Aboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 9 (H-IIA F9)
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2006/02/20060217_h2a-f9_e.html

"Rocket System Corporation (RSC) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would like to announce a change in the launch time of the Multi-functional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2) aboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 9 (H-IIA F9) following the collision avoidance analysis with the manned space system(s)* which is performed one day prior to the launch day. The MTSAT-2 belongs to the Civil Aviation Bureau and the Japan Meteorological Agency under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

Scheduled Launch Day: February 18 (Sat), 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch Time: between 3:27 thru 4:44 p.m. (JST) [06:27 thru 07:44 UTC – anik's note]
(The time was originally scheduled between 3:26 thru 4:44 p.m. JST [06:26 thru 07:44 UTC – anik's note].)

* A collision avoidance analysis is an analysis carried out prior to a rocket launch to avoid a collision with manned space systems, such as the International Space Station, which are in orbit. In principal, a launch vehicle and any of its separated objects should not collide with manned space systems from the launch until its completion of the first round around the earth."

MTSAT-2/H-IIA F9 COUNTDOWN
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/index2_e.html

Live Launch Coverage
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/live/internet_e.html
Title: RE: LIVE H-IIA launch
Post by: Jamie Young on 02/17/2006 11:58 pm
This is less than Six Hours away!
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Sergi Manstov on 02/18/2006 08:22 am
Launch images: http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/live/img/060218liftoff_02.jpg
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/18/2006 08:30 am
Launch Result of Multi-functional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2) Aboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 9 (H-IIA F9)
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2006/02/20060218_h2a-f9_e.html

"Rocket System Corporation (RSC) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Multi-functional Transport Satellite 2 (MTSAT-2) aboard the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 9 (H-IIA F9) at 3:27 p.m. on February 18, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST) from the Tanegashima Space Center.

The initial flight azimuth was 99.5 degrees. The launch vehicle flew smoothly, and, at about 28 minutes and 11 seconds after liftoff, the separation and injection of the MTSAT-2 into a Geostationary transfer orbit were confirmed.

At the time of the launch, a wind speed was 7.5 m/second from the North West and the temperature was 11.2 degrees Celsius."

Launch countdown reports from Range Control Center (RCC)
http://mtsat2.rocketsystem.co.jp/rcc_e/index_e.html
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Stardust9906 on 02/18/2006 09:40 am
More images
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/18/2006 05:29 pm
Japan launches air traffic, weather spacecraft
BY STEPHEN CLARK

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/h2a/mtsat2/

"The H-2A rocket's next launch is currently scheduled for no earlier than July with a pair of reconnaissance satellites (IGS-1C and IGS-2C - anik's note) to replace those lost in the failure of an H-2A flight in November 2003. Within the next twelve months, two more H-2A missions are manifested with the ETS-8 engineering test satellite and another spy satellite twosome."

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: anik on 02/20/2006 03:03 pm
ASTRO-F satellite will be launched by M-V rocket at 21:28 UTC today!... :)

ASTRO-F/M-V-8 Countdown
http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/countdown/index-en.shtml
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 07:55 pm
JAXA: "It is one hour to liftoff. Launch operation is going well. M-V rocket is beautifully lighted up."
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 07:56 pm
Pre-launch coverage started. Seems they are a bit like SeaLaunch with their strange musical tastes.

Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 07:59 pm
Live webcast here if you want it:
http://jaxa.tv/

40 minutes till launch.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Jamie Young on 02/20/2006 08:04 pm
Rain? That's not looking too good.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 08:06 pm
I don't think that was a live image, it still seems to be a preview loop on the webcast.

More surrealness:

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Justin Space on 02/20/2006 08:08 pm
The music's cool!

"La la la laaaaaaaaaaaaa" :)
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 08:09 pm
The mascot's talking now!

Here's the satelitte anyway!
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 08:11 pm
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 08:12 pm
T-25 minutes.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Jamie Young on 02/20/2006 08:13 pm
Live report program starting.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 08:16 pm
Not yet. New videos, but still mission previews.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: astropl on 02/20/2006 08:17 pm
Quote
Chris Bergin - 20/2/2006  10:09 PM

The mascot's talking now!

Here's the satelitte anyway!

Any info about japanese official post-launch name of ASTRO-F?
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 08:18 pm
T-20 minutes.

Preview image:

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: DaveS on 02/20/2006 08:22 pm
Launch postponed due rain at the launch site according to the live JAXA feed.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/20/2006 08:25 pm
Jamie spotted the rain and it seems that was a live image as the launch has been postponed due to rain (no news on how long etc.)

Here's the official giving the news ;)

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: astropl on 02/20/2006 10:55 pm
Quote
Chris Bergin - 20/2/2006  10:25 PM

Jamie spotted the rain and it seems that was a live image as the launch has been postponed due to rain (no news on how long etc.)

http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/countdown/index-en.shtml

"Launch of ASTRO-F/M-V-8 has been postponed due to rainfall.
Next Launch is scheduled at 6:28 a.m. on February 22(JST)."

So only one day postponent.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 10:57 am
Two days actually...Got it and changed the calendar.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: astropl on 02/21/2006 11:44 am
Quote
Chris Bergin - 21/2/2006  12:57 PM

Two days actually...Got it and changed the calendar.

Hm... http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html
 "The new launch date and time are at 6:28 a.m. on February 22 (Wed.)"

It's one day only, launch will be today (UT, of course).

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 11:50 am
Yep, my bad, caught out by timezones :(
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 06:42 pm
Ok, now that Ariane 5 ECA has suffered a scrub, let's have a longer run at this.

Rocket is out of the assembly building and angled ready for launch.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 07:24 pm
Launch ops going well, say JAXA TV:

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 07:37 pm
One hour to launch window opening.

JAXA webcast (silly music and all) due to start on the half hour.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Jamie Young on 02/21/2006 07:44 pm
Here we go with the "la la la laaaaa" music :)
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 07:54 pm
T-43 minutes and counting.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: eeergo on 02/21/2006 08:19 pm
Only 20 minutes now...
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:21 pm
Looking good. T-15 minutes.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Andy L on 02/21/2006 08:24 pm
I'm assuming his hard hat is an indication we're go for launch :)

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:26 pm
T-10 minutes.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:32 pm
Waiting for the live TV feed as we close in on T-5 minutes and counting.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Jamie Young on 02/21/2006 08:33 pm
They seem to love playing that repeat loop of the silly music.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:34 pm
Available in all good music stores, soon ;)

Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Flightstar on 02/21/2006 08:35 pm
Looks like we're going live now.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:37 pm
T-2 minutes and no sign of an update past T-15 or live feed.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:37 pm
Here we go.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:38 pm
T-1 minute and counting.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:41 pm
Launch!

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:42 pm
75 seconds after liftoff, first stage has been separated, and second stage has been ignited.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:44 pm
200 seconds after liftoff, second and third stages have been separated.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:44 pm
202 seconds after liftoff, third stage nozzle has been extended, and third stage motor has been ignited.
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:45 pm
347 seconds after liftoff, third stage turnover starts.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:47 pm
Third stage turnover has been finished.

Tracking of ASTRO-F / M-V rocket from Uchinoura tracking station has been ended.

Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:52 pm
Tracking has ended, with launch previews (nothing really to see but clouds).
Title: RE: Japanese launches in 2006
Post by: DaveS on 02/21/2006 08:59 pm
ASTRO F has seperated from the third stage! Data is from a tracking station in Australia.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/21/2006 08:59 pm
Mission success, according to the South Park style head of JAXA!

Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Delta Manager on 02/21/2006 09:05 pm
Well done to JAXA for a couple of successful launches.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Tony T. Harris on 02/21/2006 09:06 pm
They're learning and doing it right. Congratulations to them.
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: Tap-Sa on 02/22/2006 09:30 am
Quote
Tony T. Harris - 22/2/2006  12:06 AM
 Congratulations to them.

Hear hear. Gotta say that was the strangest launch I've seen. Thought the thing blew up right on the pad. Does anyone know why was the booster was tilted something like 5-10 degrees away from straight up? And what was the thick smoke that started spewing  from vehicle's side a few seconds before launch? First I thought a gas generator exhaust but this was all solid booster!? Some kinda of APU exhaust?

The 'South Park'  graphics were hilarious! NASA-TV should learn from this :)
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: anik on 02/22/2006 11:47 am
Quote
astropl - 21/2/2006  12:17 AM

Any info about japanese official post-launch name of ASTRO-F?

Akari ("light" in English)...

[img=http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/launcher/Astro-F_0222_1b_H.jpg]
Title: RE: M-V Launch Vehicle (Flight #8) with ASTRO-F
Post by: astropl on 02/22/2006 01:02 pm
Quote
anik - 22/2/2006  1:47 PM

Quote
astropl - 21/2/2006  12:17 AM

Any info about japanese official post-launch name of ASTRO-F?

Akari ("light" in English)...

Thanks, Anik! Of course now I know this name :)
Title: RE: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: anik on 02/22/2006 01:56 pm
Initial Operation of the 21st Scientific Satellite "Akari" (ASTRO-F)
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2006/02/20060222_akari-2_e.html

"The 21st Scientific Satellite "Akari" which was launched by the M-V Launch Vehicle No. 8 from the Uchinoura Space Center at 6:28 a.m. on February 22, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST), was found to be stable in spite of a slight problem. After its launch, the "Akari" was injected into its scheduled orbit, and the JAXA New Ground Network (GN) Station in Perth, Australia, started receiving data from the satellite at 6:43 a.m. (JST) Through the data, it was confirmed that the "Akari" was successfully separated and was in a spin mode. The JAXA GN Station in Santiago, Chile, started receiving data at 8:48 a.m. (JST), and the satellite attitude was found to be shifted from the spin mode to spin downed mode as scheduled. The solar array paddle deployment and its power generation were also confirmed. However, the solar pointing of the attitude control was not complete. Based on our investigation, there is an unknown factor in the output of the two-dimensional solar sensor (NSAS.) Due to this trouble, the "Akari" has been shifted to the attitude control mode using the earth sensor (CES) and the gyroscope (IRU) to secure the necessary power from the solar array paddles. It was confirmed that the power has been stably generated through the data that was received at the JAXA GN Station in Kiruna, Sweden, since 12:44 p.m. (JST) Currently, we are investigating the status of the two-dimensional solar sensor (NSAS.) The overall health condition of the "Akari", apart from the two-dimensional solar sensor, is stable, and we do not perceive that any problem will arise for the scheduled observation operations."

[img=http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/e/snews/2006/image/0222_2b.jpg]

Japanese infrared space observatory goes into orbit
BY STEPHEN CLARK
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/m5/astrof/

"Two additional secondary payloads were also trucked into space by the M-5 rocket. However, the outcome was not immediately announced for either project. A tiny CubeSat known as CUTE-1.7 is supposed to work in orbit for several months before being manually disposed. The diminutive eight-pound satellite carries amateur radio equipment, and is being used as a training tool for students at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. CUTE-1.7 utilizes a handheld personal digital assistant as the principal on-board computer, and carries three small magnetic torque devices for three-axis attitude control. At the end of its mission, the nanosatellite will deploy a 300-foot electrically charged tether to for a de-orbit test. Another apparatus catching a ride to space aboard the M-5 rocket was a deployment test mechanism containing a solar sail made of aluminized polymer film that was supposed to deploy a maximum diameter of around 35 feet beginning just over eighteen minutes after liftoff. Two cameras positioned near the device would capture images of the critical unfurling of the solar sail for downlink to the ground. The experiment is a follow-up to a sub-orbital test conducted in 2004."
Title: RE: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 06/07/2007 11:29 pm
The Japanese launch schedule:

August - H-2A (F13) - Kaguya SELENE; RSat (Relay Satellite); VRAD Satellite; Micro-Lab sat
October - H-2A (F14?) - Winds
January 08 - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A; IGS-4B
February 08 ? - H-2B Test flight
May 08 - H-2A - GOSAT
July 08 - H-2A - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar (http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html), Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive (http://sworld.com.au/steven/space/japan-rec.txt), comments in NSF).
Title: RE: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 06/11/2007 02:42 pm
Quote
Satori - 7/6/2007  6:29 PM

The Japanese launch schedule:

July 08 - H-2A - HTV-1


Does it is a test flight, or does the flight moved up a year? As far as I know, the first HTV flight to the ISS is planned in 2009.
Title: RE: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: whitewatcher on 06/11/2007 04:19 pm
The EEE parts for the docking system (similar to the ATV system, afaik) have just been ordered. Given an average lead time of 6-12 months for the parts, additional 6 months (at least) for equipment assembly and integration and 6 more months for ground qualification and testing ... the HTV won't fly before 2009.
At least that's my guess based on what I know about one HTV subsystem.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 06/11/2007 05:01 pm
As far as i know, the H-2B rocket will be launched with an evaluation payload in 2008 and with the first HTV in 2009. The H-2B, not the H-2A will be the launch vehicle for HTV.

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 06/11/2007 11:28 pm
With the new info from this forum the Japanese launch schedule:

August - H-2A (F13) - Kaguya SELENE; RSat (Relay Satellite); VRAD Satellite; Micro-Lab sat
October - H-2A (F14?) - Winds
January 08 - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A; IGS-4B
February 08 ? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
May 08 - H-2A - GOSAT
??? 09 - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, comments in NSF).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Watchdog on 06/14/2007 02:57 pm
Launch date for Kaguya (Selene) mission on H-2A (F-13): August 16
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 06/14/2007 04:25 pm
Updating the Japanese launch schedule:

16 August - H-2A (F13) - Kaguya (SELENE); RSat (Relay Satellite); VRAD Satellite; Micro-LabSat-2; Micro-LabSat SubSat
October - H-2A (F14?) - Winds
January 08 - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A; IGS-4B
May 08 - H-2A - GOSAT
??? 08 - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload) 
July 09 (TBD) - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 07/02/2007 01:25 pm
Updating the Japanese launch schedule:

16 August - H-2A (F13) - Kaguya (SELENE); RSat (Relay Satellite); VRAD Satellite; Micro-LabSat-2; Micro-LabSat SubSat
October - H-2A (F14?) - Winds
May 08 - H-2A - GOSAT
July 08 - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A; IGS-4B
July 08 - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
July 09 (TBD) - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/27/2007 04:24 pm
SELENE is scheduled for 13 September

http://msdb.honeywell-tsi.com/launches.asp
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 08/08/2007 10:21 pm

Updating the Japanese launch schedule:

13 September - H-2A (F13) - Kaguya (SELENE); RSat (Relay Satellite); VRAD Satellite; Micro-LabSat-2; Micro-LabSat SubSat
October - H-2A (F14?) - Winds

2008 

July 08 - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A; IGS-4B
July 08? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
August 08 - H-2A - GOSAT

2009

July 09 (TBD) - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF).

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 09/11/2007 11:20 am
Updating the Japanese launch schedule: 

14 September - H-2A (F13) - Kaguya (SELENE); RSat (Relay Satellite); VRAD Satellite; Micro-LabSat-2; Micro-LabSat SubSat
October (?) - H-2A (F14?) - Winds

2008

July 08 - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A; IGS-4B
July 08? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
August 08 - H-2A - GOSAT


2009

July 09 (TBD) - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 10/05/2007 12:53 pm
Updating the Japanese launch schedule:

????? 2007 - H-2A (F14?) - WINDS

2008

July 08 - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)
July 08? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
August 08 - H-2A - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS

2009

July 09 (TBD) - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF). Corrections are welcome!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 10/26/2007 01:35 pm
Updating the Japanese launch schedule:

November 2007 - H-2A (F14?) - WINDS

2008

July 08 - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)
August 08 - H-2A - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS

2009

????? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
????? - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF). Corrections are welcome!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 11/22/2007 01:22 pm
Updating the Japanese launch schedule:

The Kizuna launch will take place in 2008: Japan plans satellite useful sans communication network (http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200711221617.htm)...

2008

January (?) - H-2A (F14?) - Kizuna (WINDS)
July - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)
August - H-2A - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS

2009

????? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
????? - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF). Corrections are welcome!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: sammie on 11/28/2007 11:48 am
Some more info on the upcoming H-IIA F14 launch. The payload fairing has recently been delivered (http://www.satnews.com/cgi-bin/display_story.cgi?number=414484031)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 11/29/2007 01:45 pm
Updating the Japanese launch schedule:

2008

February 15 (?) - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS)
July - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)
August - H-2A (F16?)- GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS

2009

????? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
????? - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF). Corrections are welcome!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 12/05/2007 10:10 am
According to JAXA the launch of Kizuna (WINDS) is schedule for February 15th.

2008

February 15 - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS)
July - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)
August - H-2A (F16?)- GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS

2009

????? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
????? - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF). Corrections are welcome!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: sammie on 01/07/2008 08:00 pm
On a related note: cheaper H-IIA's (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=ac_a0wU39exQ&refer=japan)

Article on Bloomberg
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 01/14/2008 08:05 pm
Thanks for the schedules!

I am going to Japan this August and will be visiting Tanegashima (and the Space Center). I hope the August H-2A launches sometime when I am there so I can see it from the island!  :cool:
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 01/31/2008 02:29 pm
According to The Space Calendar (http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/calendar/calendar.html) the launch of the two new IGS sats will now take place in November...

2008

February 15 - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS) 
August - H-2A (F16?)- GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS
November - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2009

????? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
????? - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF). Corrections are welcome!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 02/13/2008 09:20 am
The launch of Kizuna was delayed because of a technical problem. New launch date will be announced soon.

2008

TBD - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS)  
August - H-2A (F16?)- GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS
November - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2009

????? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
????? - H-2B - HTV-1

(this information is based on several Internet sources: Space Calendar, Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive, Space-Launcher, comments in NSF). Corrections are welcome!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Jirka Dlouhy on 02/18/2008 06:36 am
New informations from JAXA

2008

No earlier than February 23 - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS)
August - H-2A (F16?)- GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS
November - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2009

????? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
????? - H-2B - HTV-1

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: ASTUTE on 02/22/2008 04:31 pm
New information about Kizuna.

The launch will be on Feb.23 from 4:20 to 5:55 JST (Japan Standard Time) or on Feb.22 7.20 PM to 8.55 PM (GMT)

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 02/22/2008 05:55 pm
Quote
ASTUTE - 22/2/2008  5:31 PM

New information about Kizuna.

The launch will be on Feb.23 from 4:20 to 5:55 JST (Japan Standard Time) or on Feb.22 7.20 PM to 8.55 PM (GMT)


That is wrong. It is 16:20 - 17:55 JST, 07:20 - 08:55 GMT, both on 23/2.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: ASTUTE on 02/22/2008 07:02 pm
Quote
GW_Simulations - 22/2/2008  12:55 PM


That is wrong. It is 16:20 - 17:55 JST, 07:20 - 08:55 GMT, both on 23/2.[/QUOTE]

You're always welcome to correct.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: simpl simon on 02/22/2008 07:48 pm
I have heard that the HTV is unlikely to fly in 2009. Can anyone confirm or correct that impression?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Jirka Dlouhy on 02/23/2008 08:19 am
Plan after Kizuna´s launch


2008

 
August - H-2A (F16?)- GOSAT; SOHLA-1; MicroLab Sat-2; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; Kagayaki; KKS-1; STARS
November - H-2A (F15?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2009

????? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
????? - H-2B - HTV-1

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 02/24/2008 10:47 am
When will we know an exact date for the August launch? (I'm thinking of going to see it)

Thanks
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: gotospace on 03/21/2008 04:03 pm
According to Japanese budget requirement document...

FY2008

1) GOSAT

FY2009

1) Quasi-Zenith Satellites System
2) H-2B Test flight with HTV demonstrator

FY2010

1) PLANET-C
2) H-2B with HTV Operational

* IGS related launch is not included. (may be different budget)

Source:
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/houdou/20/01/08012109/018.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Jirka Dlouhy on 03/30/2008 02:31 pm
Quote
gotospace - 21/3/2008  7:03 PM

According to Japanese budget requirement document...

FY2008

1) GOSAT

FY2009

1) Quasi-Zenith Satellites System
2) H-2B Test flight with HTV demonstrator

FY2010

1) PLANET-C
2) H-2B with HTV Operational

* IGS related launch is not included. (may be different budget)

Source:
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/houdou/20/01/08012109/018.pdf

QZSS will be launched atop H-2A 2022 or 2024 version?
Title: RE: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 04/04/2008 02:09 pm
First launch for the M-V successor will be early 2012 with the TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite) Mission.  TOPS is a 300 kg satellite with two 30 cm telescopes. It will be used to observe the atmosphere of Mars, Venus, Jupiter.

(This information is based on JAXA, MEXT etc.)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 05/18/2008 08:48 am
According to MSDB, the HTV demo launch is scheduled for 1 September 2009.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 06/10/2008 10:31 pm
Updating the Japanese launch schedule based on information provided by Tsujino Teruhisa (http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/ttsujino/space/). Corrections are welcome!!!

Japan launches in 2008

1 - February 23 (0855UTC) - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS)

Japan launch schedule

2008

August - H-2A (F15?)- GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; SorunSAT
November - H-2A (F16?) - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2009

September 1 (?) - H-2B - HTV-Demo (HTV-1)
?? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
?? - H-2A - QZSS

2010

?? - H-2A - Planet-C
?? - H-2B - HTV-2
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W1

2011

?? - H-2B - HTV-3
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1

2012

Feb - H-2A - GCOM-W1
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite)
?? - ?? - SCOPE
?? - ?? - SPICA
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G

2013

?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - GPM

2014

?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

Changes on June 14th
Changes on June 17th
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 06/14/2008 12:32 am
GCOM-W is delayed from Feb.2011 (FY 2010) to Feb. 2012 (FY 2011). GCOM-C, if funded is currently planned for early 2013.

SPICA is delayed to 2018. JAXA hopes to win ESA for cooperation.

DRTS Kodama will reach its end of its designed life term next year. No successor is funded so far. JAXA plans to continue to use Kodama, but of course this is risky. If this satellite fails and no replacement is in orbit, than Japan might get problems for Kibo, the ALOS and IGS missions.

http://directory.eoportal.org, the ESA homepage, etc.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 06/15/2008 06:24 pm
Not to forget launch of GPM is in 2013.

SCOPE was integrated into an ESA mission called CrossScale. SCOPE/CrossScale is proposed under the Cosmic Vision programme. If funded, launch might be around 2016.  Seems like NASA might join this mission as well.

http://ilws.gsfc.nasa.gov/china_jaxa.pdf
http://www.cross-scale.org/Documents/cross-scale-summary.pdf
http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid=109

There is a new x-ray astronomy mission called NeXT. It is currently under Phase-A, if it can move forward to Phase-B launch might be in 2013.  I guess we will hear news during the next 3 months.
(Wondering if this will be then called Astro-H????)

among others:
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008HEAD...10.3608K
(Is this approved? http://www2.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/lorentz/lorentz2008/pamphlet_pdf/cosmicray_1_low_1.pdf )

Since the launch of Hinode JAXA is thinking about a Solar-C. Still a little early but under optimistic conditions launch might be in 2014, if funding permits.

hinode.nao.ac.jp/SOLAR-C/Documents/SOLAR-C_tsuneta_E_080131.pdf

A Muses-D for testing a 50m Solar Sail coming in 2013?

http://www.astro.isas.jaxa.jp/suzaku/workshop/hea_nextdecade/poster/yonetoku_Future_HE_Mission2006.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 06/15/2008 11:03 pm
Do you have any information on IGS launches after the one this year?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 06/21/2008 02:12 pm
The Japanese wikipedia says 2011 for another IGS launch.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 06/30/2008 05:28 pm
There is a new x-ray astronomy mission called NeXT. It is currently under Phase-A, if it can move forward to Phase-B launch might be in 2013.  I guess we will hear news during the next 3 months.
(Wondering if this will be then called Astro-H????)

I think, the go ahead is now very likely, as NASA has selected to participate with an instrument on the NeXT mission:
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/jun/HQ_C08040_SMEX_selections.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/08/2008 08:02 am
According to http://www.gosat.nies.go.jp/index_e.html (http://www.gosat.nies.go.jp/index_e.html), GOSAT is now scheduled for early 2009.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 07/08/2008 05:00 pm
Launch vehicle for NeXT will be the H-IIA.

http://www.astro.isas.jaxa.jp/~takahasi/NeXT2008-iWeb/NeXT/NeXT%E8%A1%9B%E6%98%9F%E3%83%88%E3%83%83%E3%83%97.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: kaa on 07/08/2008 05:14 pm
Launch vehicle for NeXT will be the H-IIA.

http://www.astro.isas.jaxa.jp/~takahasi/NeXT2008-iWeb/NeXT/NeXT%E8%A1%9B%E6%98%9F%E3%83%88%E3%83%83%E3%83%97.html

I believe that the current plan is for this to be a dual launch with the radio astronomy mission.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 07/10/2008 03:46 am
Japan launches in 2008

1 - February 23 (0855UTC) - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS)

Japan launch schedule

2008

November - H-2A - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2009

Early - H-2A - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; SorunSAT
September 1 (?) - H-2B - HTV-Demo (HTV-1)
?? - H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload)
?? - H-2A - QZSS

2010

Summer - H-2A - Planet-C; WASEDA-SAT2; UNITEC-1; Negai ☆″; atmospheric water vapor observation nano satellite
?? - H-2B - HTV-2

2011

?? - H-2B - HTV-3
?? - H-2A - IGS

2012

Feb - H-2A - GCOM-W1
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite)
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G

2013

?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - GPM
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)

2014

?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

Changes on August 12th
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 07/10/2008 04:13 am
 
For the MTSAT-FO the Yomiuri said, if I understood it correctly, that there is still no budget. This means no launch in 2013.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 07/14/2008 07:17 pm
What a shame GOSAT has been delayed till 2009! I was hoping to see that launch!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 08/05/2008 02:00 am
The new exploration center of JAXA lists the IKAROS, the solar mission to Jupiter as being under development. So is this coming in 2013?

http://www.jspec.jaxa.jp/activity/index.html
http://www.jspec.jaxa.jp/e/activity/index.html
http://www.jspec.jaxa.jp/e/activity/ikaros.html

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/11/2008 05:25 am
H-2B Test flight (evaluation payload) is same flight as "H-2B - HTV-Demo (HTV-1)."


2010 summer - H-2A - Planet-C; four nano satellite(WASEDA-SAT2, UNITEC-1, Negai ☆″, atmospheric water vapor observation nano satellite)


NeXT is now called Astro-H.

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 09/01/2008 12:19 pm
Next orbital launch for Japan will be mission F15, so I supose that the next IGS launch was delayed to 2009. Here (http://www.khi.co.jp/khi_news/2008data/c3080826-1.htm) is a press-realease from Kawasaki (in Japanese) about the shipment of the payload fairing for the next launch to the launch site.

Japan launches in 2008

1 - February 23 (0855UTC) - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS)

Japan launch schedule

2009

Early - H-2A - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; SorunSAT
September 1 (?) - H-2B - HTV-Demo (HTV-1)
?? - H-2A - QZSS
?? - H-2A - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2010

Summer - H-2A - Planet-C; WASEDA-SAT2; UNITEC-1; Negai ☆″; atmospheric water vapor observation nano satellite
?? - H-2B - HTV-2

2011

?? - H-2B - HTV-3
?? - H-2A - IGS

2012

Feb - H-2A - GCOM-W1
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite)
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G

2013

?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - GPM
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)

2014

?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 10/17/2008 06:31 am
According to http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20081017TDY04303.htm KKS-1 is scheduled to launch in January 2009. KKS-1 is one of the secondary payloads on the GOSAT launch.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 10/20/2008 08:01 pm
Not 100% sure, but it seems a SAR satellite will be launched in 2012 with the H-IIA as a successor to the ALOS. Whole budget will be 29.2 billion yen (around 287 million USD).

http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/uchuu/gijiroku/h20/suishin/08080101/001.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 10/31/2008 12:13 pm
Arirang 3 with the H-IIA in 2011?
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-36253520081031

But to launch an 800 kg satellite with the H-IIA into SSO seems to be overkill. So is this for a dual launch?
Title: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 11/05/2008 01:06 pm
Launch date for mission F15 with Ibuki 'GOSAT' and other sats is January 21.

Also, Mitsubishi will launch a South Korean sat in 2011 as was previous noticed in this thread.

Japan launches in 2008

1 - February 23 (0855UTC) - H-2A/2024 (F14) - Kizuna (WINDS)

Japan launch schedule

2009

January 21 - H-2A - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; SorunSAT
September 1 (?) - H-2B - HTV-Demo (HTV-1)
?? - H-2A - QZSS
?? - H-2A - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2010

Summer - H-2A - Planet-C; WASEDA-SAT2; UNITEC-1; Negai ☆″; atmospheric water vapor observation nano satellite
?? - H-2B - HTV-2

2011

?? - H-2B - HTV-3
?? - H-2A - IGS
?? - H-2A - Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3)

2012

Feb - H-2A - GCOM-W1
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite)
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G
?? - H-2A - SAR satellite (?)

2013

?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - GPM
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)

2014

?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

Changes on November 5
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: avitek on 11/05/2008 01:11 pm
Re GOSAT lauch see http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2008/11/20081105_h2a_f15_e.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 11/10/2008 02:54 pm
There is a new USEF mission coming called Asnaro. It is a 400 kg class earth observation satellite. Launch is planned for 2011, but no launch vehicle is mentioned.

http://www.usef.or.jp/
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 11/10/2008 03:07 pm
There is a new USEF mission coming called Asnaro. It is a 400 kg class earth observation satellite. Launch is planned for 2011, but no launch vehicle is mentioned.

http://www.usef.or.jp/

Well pretty much the only Japanese LV is the H-IIA/B by that point, so I would put money on that.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 11/10/2008 06:31 pm
There is a new USEF mission coming called Asnaro. It is a 400 kg class earth observation satellite. Launch is planned for 2011, but no launch vehicle is mentioned.

http://www.usef.or.jp/

Well pretty much the only Japanese LV is the H-IIA/B by that point, so I would put money on that.

USEF does not always launch its mission with a Japanese rocket. Launch vehicle for Servis 1/2 missions was/is Rockot. The budget of the organisation is not that high.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 11/18/2008 05:40 am
Arirang 3 with the H-IIA in 2011?
http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-36253520081031

But to launch an 800 kg satellite with the H-IIA into SSO seems to be overkill. So is this for a dual launch?

Yes.
Japanese newsmedia said primary payload is GCOM-W1.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 11/28/2008 05:40 pm
According to JAXA the launch of QZSS gets delayed to FY2010.

For FY 2011 if Arirang 3 and GCOM-W are launched together than Asnaro will probably use a non-Japanese rocket. They won´t launch a 400 kg satellite on the H-IIA alone.
Title: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 01/02/2009 05:08 pm
According to Tsujino's space philatelic page (http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/ttsujino/space/index.htm), the launch of the QZSS will take place in 2010.

Japan launch schedule

2009

January 21 - H-2A/202 (F15) - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; Kagayaki (SorunSAT)
September 1 - H-2B - HTV-Demo (HTV-1)
?? - H-2A - QZSS *
?? - H-2A - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

* FY 2010

2010

Summer - H-2A - Planet-C; WASEDA-SAT2; UNITEC-1; Negai ☆″; atmospheric water vapor observation nano satellite
?? - H-2B - HTV-2
?? - H-2A - QZSS

2011

?? - H-2B - HTV-3
?? - H-2A - IGS
?? - ?? - Asnaro

2012

Feb - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3)
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite)
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G
?? - H-2A - SAR satellite (?)

2013

?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - GPM
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)

2014

?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

Changes on January 9
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 01/13/2009 07:59 am
MHI Receives Order for Launch Services of Korea Multipurpose Satellite-3; First Satellite Launch Order Placed by Overseas Customer

http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/news/story/0901121270.html

So, we should add Kompsat-3 and GCOM-W launches at 2011.


Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: MartianBase on 01/15/2009 12:55 pm
What happened to the Korean Angara, the South Koreans were to pay the Ruskies to build them a launch center three years ago?I guess that program must be dead?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: sammie on 01/15/2009 03:45 pm
It's still going and got it's own thread in this section. A test vehicle of the first stage has been delivered, it's a non flight article for ground tests only. The first version of the SKLV will only place about 100kg in LEO. Capacity will be increased if and when an indigious liquid fuelled second stage is developed, to replace the rather inefficient sollid one, currently planned.

As to when the first SKLV will be launched, nobody really knows. Things will depend on the Angara, so my best bet is 2010. 
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 01/23/2009 10:41 am
Japan launches in 2009

1 - January 23 (0354UTC) - H-2A/202 (F15) - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; Kagayaki (SorunSAT)


Japan launch schedule

2009

September 1 - H-2B - HTV-Demo (HTV-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS-4A (Optical-3); IGS-4B (Radar-3)

2010

May 20 - H-2A - Planet-C; WASEDA-SAT2; UNITEC-1; Negai ☆″; atmospheric water vapor observation nano satellite
?? - H-2B - HTV-2
?? - H-2A - QZSS

2011

?? - H-2B - HTV-3
?? - H-2A - IGS
?? - ?? - Asnaro

2012

Feb - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3)
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite)
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G
?? - H-2A - SAR satellite (?)

2013

?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - GPM
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)

2014

?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

Changes on January 25th
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 01/24/2009 09:01 am
According to MSDB, PLANET-C is scheduled for 20 May 2010.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 02/01/2009 02:07 am
Japan plans to launch an optical test satellite in 2012 and a full version 2014. The resolution should be below 40 cm.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090201TDY01301.htm
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 02/26/2009 01:54 am
So ALOS 2 SAR is coming. Launch either late FY 2012 or FY 2013.

http://earth.esa.int/workshops/polinsar2009/participants/535/pres_8_Shimada_535.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 04/10/2009 05:53 am
Together with Planet-C JAXA will launch the first IKAROS test satellite. The satellite has a 20 m solar sail.

A bigger one with a 50 m sail and ion engine will come later.
http://www.senkyo.co.jp/ists2008/pdf/2008-d-57.pdf
http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/in_progress_e.html

Himawari-8 will come 2014

http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/sat/GOSgeo.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 04/10/2009 09:04 am
Hopefully it'll fare better than Japan's last solar sail did.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: ChrisC on 05/19/2009 04:12 am
Can someone point me to information about viewing launches in Japan?  In English if possible.  I'm a big fan of Ben Cooper's page (http://www.launchphotography.com/Shuttle_Launch_Viewing.html) for shuttle launch viewing -- something like that would be awesome.

I'm asking for a friend who lives in Tokyo and probably isn't going to make it to Florida to see a shuttle launch -- especially considering the fickleness of launch dates in general, and the expense of traveling that far.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 05/30/2009 08:28 pm
2013
...
?? - H-2A - GPM

That's GPM-Core (not to be confused with the related GPM-LIO satellite which is manifested for Taurus). Launch is scheduled for July 2013 according to MSDB.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 06/04/2009 04:08 pm
TOPS has been renamed SPRINT-A/EXCEED.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/14/2009 04:00 pm
HTV-1 launch will be not earlier than September 9, according to http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2009.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 07/02/2009 03:19 am
HTV-1 launch will be not earlier than September 9, according to http://fdfhome.gsfc.nasa.gov/fdinfo_Launch_2009.html


According to the link you provided, HTV-1 is NET 9/1 = September 1, not September 9.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: anik on 07/02/2009 02:54 pm
According to the link you provided, HTV-1 is NET 9/1 = September 1, not September 9

It was NET 9/9 in that time.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/03/2009 09:01 pm
2013
...
?? - H-2A - GPM

That's GPM-Core (not to be confused with the related GPM-LIO satellite which is manifested for Taurus). Launch is scheduled for July 2013 according to MSDB.

21 July according to the NASA GPM page.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 07/04/2009 07:37 pm
The Ikaros project.
http://www.jspec.jaxa.jp/e/activity/ikaros.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: ChrisGebhardt on 07/04/2009 09:20 pm
According to the link you provided, HTV-1 is NET 9/1 = September 1, not September 9

It was NET 9/9 in that time.

Oh... I wonder why it flip-flopped?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: anik on 07/05/2009 09:12 am
Oh... I wonder why it flip-flopped?

I do not know, but according to http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/somd/reports/iss_reports/2009/07032009.html HTV-1 launch is planned on September 8.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: lbiderman on 07/06/2009 04:50 pm
Oh... I wonder why it flip-flopped?

I do not know, but according to http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/somd/reports/iss_reports/2009/07032009.html HTV-1 launch is planned on September 8.

Maybe September 8 / September 9 is the same launch time, could be related to time zones difference.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 07/07/2009 09:25 pm
According to the MSDB entry for one of the payloads to be launched aboard HTV-3, it is scheduled for launch on 1 April 2011.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 07/08/2009 08:09 am
Here http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2009/07/20090708_h2b_e.html is the official announcment of the HTV-1 launch time.
That should be 5:04 p.m. on Sept, 10th UTC.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 07/17/2009 07:20 pm
According to the Japan Meterological Agency Mitsubishi Electric will built Himawari 8 and 9 for 29,398 Billion Yen around 300 Million US-Dollar.

Launch will be in 2014 and 2016.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 08/03/2009 01:47 am
GOSAT-2 coming in January 2014?

http://decadal.gsfc.nasa.gov/documents/12-30-08-ASCENDS_Workshop.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: orbiter62995 on 08/07/2009 06:41 pm
Any word on the HTV launch?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 08/19/2009 06:32 pm
JAXA informs that H-IIA Flight 16 with optical IGS is under preparation. But no flight date yet.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 10/01/2009 12:45 pm
H-IIA Flight 16 with IGS Optical 3 is booked for 28.11 or later.

http://www.sorae.jp/030801/3328.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 11/05/2009 02:01 pm
It seems next launch after Sprint-A/Exceed (former TOPS) for the new solid fueled rocket will be ERG in 2013. (Might become Sprint-B).
http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/rikou/kogata_eisei/future_plan/
http://sprg.isas.jaxa.jp/gaibuhyoka/plasma-4.pdf

Also NEDO reported that ASNARO might get launched with this rocket as well. However if I undestood it correctly the Ministry of Science, Education ... originally requested for FY 2010 around 6 billion Yen ~ 60 million US-Dollar for the development, but now it seems will be only 2 billion Yen.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: hektor on 11/05/2009 06:35 pm
What are ERG and ASNARO ???
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 11/05/2009 06:59 pm
What are ERG and ASNARO ???

For ASNARO. http://www.usef.or.jp/english/f3_project/asnaro/f3_asnaro.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: amstramgram on 11/09/2009 02:17 am
Quote
What are ERG and ASNARO ???

ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) will study the Earth's radiation belt. It will be launched to be in phase with the maximum of the solar cycle, like other similar missions (RBSP for the US, ORBITALS for Canada, RESONANCE for Russia, and Kua Fu for China)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 11/29/2009 01:31 pm
A deserved update in the Japanese launch schedule. Corrections and updates are welcomed.

Japan launches in 2009

1 - January 23 (0354UTC) - H-2A/202 (F15) - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; Kagayaki (SorunSAT)
2 - September 10 (1701:46UTC) - H-2B (TF-1) - HTV-1
3 - November 28 (0121UTC) - H-2A/202 (F16) - IGS Optical-3



Japan launch schedule

2010

May 20 - H-2A - Planet-C; WASEDA-SAT2; UNITEC-1; Negai ☆″; atmospheric water vapor observation nano satellite; IKAROS
?? - H-2A - QZSS

2011

January 1 - H-2B - HTV-2
April 1 (?) - H-2B - HTV-3
?? - H-2A - IGS
?? - ?? - Asnaro

2012

Feb - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3)
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite) /  SPRINT-A/EXCEED
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G
?? - H-2A - SAR satellite (?)
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?) (Test version)

2013

July 21 - H-2A - GPM-Core
?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)
?? - H-2A - ALOS SAR (or late 2012)
?? - ?? - ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)

2014

January (?) - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?)
?? - H-2A - Himawari-8

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2016

?? - H-2A - Himawari-9

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

Changes on November 29
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 11/29/2009 09:37 pm
A deserved update in the Japanese launch schedule. Corrections and updates are welcomed.

Japan launches in 2009

1 - January 23 (0354UTC) - H-2A/202 (F15) - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; Kagayaki (SorunSAT)
2 - September 10 (1701:46UTC) - H-2B (TF-1) - HTV-1
3 - November 28 (0121UTC) - H-2A/202 (F16) - IGS Optical-3

It seems to me that the satellite launched on November 28 was IGS optical-5, IGS optical-3 was launched on Sept 11, 2006.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 11/30/2009 09:45 am
A deserved update in the Japanese launch schedule. Corrections and updates are welcomed.

Japan launches in 2009

1 - January 23 (0354UTC) - H-2A/202 (F15) - GOSAT; SOHLA-1; SDS-1; SpriteSAT; PRISM; KKS-1; STARS; Kagayaki (SorunSAT)
2 - September 10 (1701:46UTC) - H-2B (TF-1) - HTV-1
3 - November 28 (0121UTC) - H-2A/202 (F16) - IGS Optical-3

It seems to me that the satellite launched on November 28 was IGS optical-5, IGS optical-3 was launched on Sept 11, 2006.

That satellite was the IGS Optical-2 launched to replace the problematic IGS Optical-1, but noute that the first IGS Optical-2 was lost on the 2003 H-2A launch failure.

One of the satellites that was launched on February 24, 2007 was the 'Optical-3 Verification Satellite' or 'IGS Experimental Optical-3', that tested the payloads for the IGS Optical-3 now launched.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 11/30/2009 05:04 pm
Rui,

Looking at the list of IGS satellites on the Japanese Wikipedia website at:
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%83%85%E5%A0%B1%E5%8F%8E%E9%9B%86%E8%A1%9B%E6%98%9F (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%83%85%E5%A0%B1%E5%8F%8E%E9%9B%86%E8%A1%9B%E6%98%9F)
There seems to be two different items in Japanese: the satellite name ("衛星名") and its model number ("形式番号").
Concerning the satellite launched last Satuday, its name in Japanese is "光学3号機" ( Kougaku-3) which translates as "Optical-3" ,without reference to "IGS", while its model number could logically be IGS-5.

The next SAR version will be "レーダ3号機" (Reda-3) which translates as "Radar-3"

Edit on Jan 20, 2010:
The Japanese Wikipedia website referenced above has now a "Japanese government announced Satellite Name" (光学3号機= Optical-3) and a NORAD identification (IGS-5A)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 05/06/2010 10:34 am
Planet-C launch campaign will be on May 18.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 06/07/2010 06:34 pm
GCOM-W launch is planned for November 1st 2011. Launch of GCOM-W2 as mentioned in another thread is early 2016. GCOM-C is planned to be ready around summer 2014.

http://www.climate-symposium.com/pdf/nakagawa.pdf

As hinted on the JAXA page, Astro-G has run into some problems. No launch before 2013.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 06/07/2010 10:02 pm
GCOM-W launch is planned for November 1st 2011. Launch of GCOM-W2 as mentioned in another thread is early 2016. GCOM-C is planned to be ready around summer 2014.

http://www.climate-symposium.com/pdf/nakagawa.pdf

As hinted on the JAXA page, Astro-G has run into some problems. No launch before 2013.

Thanks for the updates!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 06/07/2010 10:13 pm
Japan launches in 2010

1 - May 20 (2458:22UTC) - H-2A/202 (F17) - Akatsuki 'Planet-C'; WASEDA-SAT2; UNITEC-1; Negai ☆, KSAT, IKAROS

Japan launch schedule

2010

August TBD - H-2A/202 (F18) - Michibiki QZSS

2011

January 20 - H-2B (F-2)- HTV-2
April 1 (?) - H-2B - HTV-3
November 1 - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3)
?? - H-2A - IGS
?? - ?? - Asnaro

2012

?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite) / SPRINT-A / EXCEED
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - H-2A - SAR satellite (?)
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?) (Test version)

2013

July 21 - H-2A - GPM-Core
?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)
?? - H-2A - ALOS SAR (or late 2012)
?? - ?? - ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
FY2013 - Epsilon - SPRINT-A

2014

January (?) - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?)
?? - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?
?? - H-2A - SELENE-2

2016

?? - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

Changes on June 7
Changes on June 9
Changes on July 27
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 06/08/2010 12:20 am
Because of some reports about Japans moon plans I think we can include Selene-2 for 2015.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: drdave on 06/10/2010 05:23 am
JAXA as of 9 June 2010  reports (http://www.jaxa.jp/topics/2010/06_e.html) that the "launch day of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18 with the first Quasi-Zenith Satellite "MICHIBIKI" onboard was set between 10:54 p.m. and 11:54 p.m. on August 2 (Mon., Japan Standard Time.)"

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 06/10/2010 10:13 am
JAXA as of 9 June 2010  reports (http://www.jaxa.jp/topics/2010/06_e.html) that the "launch day of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18 with the first Quasi-Zenith Satellite "MICHIBIKI" onboard was set between 10:54 p.m. and 11:54 p.m. on August 2 (Mon., Japan Standard Time.)"

Schedule corrected. Thank you!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 06/11/2010 09:58 pm
The launch of HTV-2 is scheduled on Jan,20 2011.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 06/30/2010 09:36 pm
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2010/06/20100623_michibiki_e.html
Quote
June 23, 2010 (JST)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to postpone the launch of the first Quasi-Zenith Satellite “MICHIBIKI” by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18 (H-IIA F18) from the Tanegashima Space Center, which was originally scheduled for August 2, 2010.

The new launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined.

(Reason for launch delay)
JAXA found a potential concern in the onboard reaction wheels of the MICHIBIKI following notification from an overseas manufacturer. It may take some time to clear up the potential concern for the manufacturer by assessing test data. Therefore, we determined that it is better to replace the parts with new ones in order to be able to launch the MICHIBIKI as soon as possible while securing the quality and reliability of the satellite.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 07/15/2010 10:08 am
First launch of the Epsilon Rocket will be in FY 2013.

http://www.sorae.jp/030824/4019.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 07/22/2010 11:10 pm
First launch of the Epsilon Rocket will be in FY 2013.

http://www.sorae.jp/030824/4019.html

SPRINT-A will be launched by maiden flight of the Epsilon Rocket.
http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/sas/sss/index_e.html

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: drdave on 08/07/2010 09:33 pm
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2010/06/20100623_michibiki_e.html
Quote
June 23, 2010 (JST)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to postpone the launch of the first Quasi-Zenith Satellite “MICHIBIKI” by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 18 (H-IIA F18) from the Tanegashima Space Center, which was originally scheduled for August 2, 2010.

The new launch date will be announced as soon as it is determined.

(Reason for launch delay)
JAXA found a potential concern in the onboard reaction wheels of the MICHIBIKI following notification from an overseas manufacturer. It may take some time to clear up the potential concern for the manufacturer by assessing test data. Therefore, we determined that it is better to replace the parts with new ones in order to be able to launch the MICHIBIKI as soon as possible while securing the quality and reliability of the satellite.

The new date is 11 September at 11:17 - 12:16 UTC, according to the JAXA press release (http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2010/08/20100804_michibiki_e.html).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 08/09/2010 09:51 pm
According to the latest SSP Manifest on L2 there is no launch of HTV-3 until August 2011.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 08/12/2010 05:21 am
http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1008/11japan/
Quote
The Hayabusa 2 mission would blast off as soon as 2014 and reach a carbon-rich asteroid in 2018 for a touch-and-go approach to collect samples. After spending a few months in the vicinity of the asteroid, the probe would return to Earth in 2020.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 09/23/2010 10:31 pm
Japan launches in 2010

1 - May 20 (2458:22UTC) - H-2A/202 (F17) - Akatsuki 'Planet-C'; WASEDA-SAT2; UNITEC-1; Negai ☆, KSAT, IKAROS
2 - September 11 (1117UTC) - H-2A/202 (F18) - Michibiki 'QZSS'


Japan launch schedule

2011

January 20 - H-2B (F-2) - HTV-2
November 1 - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
?? - H-2A - IGS
?? - ?? - Asnaro

2012

January - H-2B (F3) - HTV-3
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite) /  EXCEED
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - H-2A - SAR satellite (?)
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?) (Test version)
?? - H-2A - QZS-2

2013

July 21 - H-2A - GPM-Core
?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - ?? - ASTRO-G
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)
?? - H-2A - ALOS SAR (or late 2012)
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
?? - ?? - ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
FY2013 - Epsilon - SPRINT-A

2014

January (?) - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?)
?? - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W
?? - ?? - Hayabusa-2

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?
?? - H-2A - SELENE-2

2016

?? - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

Changes on September 23
Changes on October 7
Changes on October 18
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/07/2010 05:38 am
Quote
November 1 - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3)

New piggyback satellite was announced.

November 1 - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4 [JAXA]; Houryuu-2 [Kyushu Institute of Technology]
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/16/2010 09:13 am
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
Quote
JAN 2012   SCaN Testbed   NASA SOMD H-IIB    JAXA
Mid-2012   SELENE-2   JAXA
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 10/16/2010 11:42 am
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
Quote
JAN 2012   SCaN Testbed   NASA SOMD H-IIB    JAXA
Mid-2012   SELENE-2   JAXA

SCaN Testbed is a payload onboard of HTV-3, not a dedicated launch
http://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/SpaceOps/CoNNeCT/
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/16/2010 11:14 pm
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/17/2010 01:51 am
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
Quote
JAN 2012   SCaN Testbed   NASA SOMD H-IIB    JAXA
Mid-2012   SELENE-2   JAXA

SELENE-2 is not developed yet.
I think NET 2014.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/17/2010 02:02 am

2011
?? - ?? - Asnaro

Asnaro will be launched JFY 2012.
This satellite is developed by USEF. USEF's english home page has not updated.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 10/17/2010 03:30 pm
According to the Japanese wikipedia the launch schedule for 2014 is.
GCOM-C
HTV
ALOS-3
Hayabusa 2
IGS Optical

and there is also Himawari 8 from the Japan Meteorological Agency.
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAXA
If I remember it correct MHI can produce 5 rockets each fiscal year.  So if GCOM-C and ALOS-3 are launched together 2014 the H-IIA/B is already full. Selene-2 for 2014 is unlikely.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 10/17/2010 05:51 pm
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
Quote
JAN 2012   SCaN Testbed   NASA SOMD H-IIB    JAXA
Mid-2012   SELENE-2   JAXA

SCaN Testbed is a payload onboard of HTV-3, not a dedicated launch
http://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/SpaceOps/CoNNeCT/


Thanks for the correction Gunter!
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 10/17/2010 05:53 pm
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
Quote
JAN 2012   SCaN Testbed   NASA SOMD H-IIB    JAXA
Mid-2012   SELENE-2   JAXA

SELENE-2 is not developed yet.
I think NET 2014.

Thanks Fuji! So we will keep the schedule as it was...
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/10/2010 10:23 am
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2010/11/20101110_h2bf2_e.html
Quote
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. would like to announce that the launch of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 2 (H-IIB F2) with the H-II Transfer Vehicle 2 (HTV2, a cargo transporter to the International Space Station) onboard was reported to the Space Activities Commission (SAC) as follows.
Scheduled date of launch   : January 20 (Thursday), 2010 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time   : Around 3:29 p.m. (JST)*1
Launch windows   : January 21 (Fri.) through February 28 (Mon.), 2011 (JST)*2
Launch Site   : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: asdert on 11/25/2010 12:45 pm
Correction:
Scheduled date of launch   : January 20 (Thursday), 2011
of course
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/04/2010 11:09 am
http://www.spacenews.com/civil/101203-japan-advances-microsatellite-constellation.html
Quote
The UNIFORM consortium aims at initially launching groups of 50-kilogram-class satellites in pairs or clusters in 2012 and 2014 to build a constellation capable of frequent revisits for Earth observation or atmospheric monitoring missions
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 01/12/2011 08:35 pm
Bad news. Earliest launch date for Astro-G is the year 2017.


http://www.jive.eu/dokuwiki/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=evncbd_201010:vsop2-murata-20101008.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 01/23/2011 11:36 am
Japan launches in 2011

1 - January 22 (0537:57UTC) - H-2B (F-2) - HTV-2 'Kounotori-2'

Japan launch schedule

2011

November 1 - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
?? - H-2A - IGS
?? - ?? - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)

2012

January 12 - H-2B (F-3) - HTV-3
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite) /  EXCEED
?? - H-2B - HTV-4
?? - H-2A - SAR satellite (?)
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?) (Test version)
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2

2013

July 21 - H-2A - GPM-Core
?? - H-2B - HTV-5
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)
?? - H-2A - ALOS SAR (or late 2012)
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3
?? - ?? - ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
?? - Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED

2014

January (?) - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2B - HTV-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?)
?? - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W
?? - H-2A - Hayabusa-2
?? - ?? - SPRINT-B / ERG

2015

?? - H-2B - HTV-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?
?? - H-2A - SELENE-2

2016

?? - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2017

?? - ?? - ASTRO-G
?? - H-2A - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

2020

?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B

Changes on January 23
Changes on January 30
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/26/2011 06:17 am
QZS-2 and QZS-3 are not budgeted yet.
So, launch schedule is TBD.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 01/30/2011 05:25 pm
TOPS is gone. It became Sprint-A/Exceed for launch in 2013.  Sprint-B/Erg will be launched in 2014.

In 2017 Japan will launch a Vietnamese earth observation satellite. Japan will also pay and build the satellite. Vietnam will be build a second one.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T110106004889.htm
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 02/04/2011 09:52 am
What about the Mongolian earth observation satellite? Is there any fixed date about the launch?

http://ru.euronews.net/newswires/664805-newswire/
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 02/17/2011 05:44 am
What about the Mongolian earth observation satellite? Is there any fixed date about the launch?

http://ru.euronews.net/newswires/664805-newswire/

The launch date is announced as 2015.

http://www.spacemart.com/reports/Mongolia_Hopes_To_Launch_Satellite_By_2015_With_Japans_Help_999.html

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2011-02/16/c_13735242.htm
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: snowhole on 03/05/2011 10:57 pm
http://www.jaxa.jp/projects/in_progress_j.html

JAXA's two remaining missions this year, and beyond.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 03/07/2011 11:00 am
http://www.aa.com.tr/en/ingilizce-haberler/
http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201103080338.html

TECHNOLOGY -Turkey to launch two satellites in next three years

Turkey plans to launch two more communication satellites by 2014, Turkey's transportation minister said on Monday.

   Turkey signed a $571 million deal with Japanese technology firm Mitsubishi Electric MELCO to procure and launch Turksat 4A and Turksat 4B.

   Speaking at the signing ceremony, Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim said that Turkey also started efforts for production of another satellite, Turksat 5A, by Turkish engineers in a strategic cooperation with the Japanese firm.

   Currently, Turkey operates two communication satellites, Turksat 2A and Turksat 3A. Last year, another Turkish satellite Turksat 1C had "retired" 14 years after it was launched into space.

   Yildirim said Turkey decided to launch new satellites due to rising demand and capacity in Turksat, Turkey's satellite operator. Yildirim said new satellites would help increase Turkey's satellite capacity by three fold.

   Yildirim added that the deal would also set the ground for a cooperation between Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Turkish Space Agency, which is expected to be established next year.

   Turksat 4A and Turksat 4B will have a lifespan of 30 years. Turkey plans to place Turksat 4A into orbit by the last quarter of 2013. Turksat 4B will be launched in 2014.

   Turkey also has plans to launch its first intelligence satellite next year. The spy satellite was named "Gokturk" and it is now under construction by Turkish engineers.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 04/02/2011 04:27 pm
IGS Launches

2011: One radar and one optical satellite.
2012: One radar and one optical test satellite.
2014: One radar and one optical satellite.
2016: One radar and one optical satellite.

http://indefenseofjapan.com/blog/category/asnaro/
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 04/05/2011 09:38 pm
http://www.aa.com.tr/en/ingilizce-haberler/
http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201103080338.html

TECHNOLOGY -Turkey to launch two satellites in next three years
http://www.ilslaunch.com/newsroom/news-releases/ils-and-melco-announce-contract-launch-turksat-4a-and-turksat-4b
Quote
Reston, VA, USA./Tokyo, Japan, April 5, 2011 – International Launch Services (ILS) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) of Tokyo, Japan, announced a new contract today for the launch of Turksat 4A and Turksat 4B on ILS Proton. Turksat 4A is scheduled to launch in late 2013 and Turksat 4B in early 2014.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 04/06/2011 08:10 am
http://www.aa.com.tr/en/ingilizce-haberler/
http://www.asahi.com/english/TKY201103080338.html

TECHNOLOGY -Turkey to launch two satellites in next three years
http://www.ilslaunch.com/newsroom/news-releases/ils-and-melco-announce-contract-launch-turksat-4a-and-turksat-4b
Quote
Reston, VA, USA./Tokyo, Japan, April 5, 2011 – International Launch Services (ILS) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) of Tokyo, Japan, announced a new contract today for the launch of Turksat 4A and Turksat 4B on ILS Proton. Turksat 4A is scheduled to launch in late 2013 and Turksat 4B in early 2014.

I wonder if MELCO's DS2000 standard comsat platform structually fits in H-2A or H-2B.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 04/06/2011 08:18 am
I wonder if MELCO's DS2000 standard comsat platform structually fits in H-2A or H-2B.

Certainly it does: MTSat-2 and QZS (Michibiki) were launched on H-2A, as well as the Kodama and ETS-8 (Kiku-8) prototypes.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 04/06/2011 01:58 pm
If it is correct that MHI can produce 5 H-IIA/Bs during on fiscal year than 2014 is already full.
2014: Hayabusa 2
IGS Optical + Radar
HTV
GCOM-C +(Alos 3?)
Himawari 8

Maybe double launch Himawari 8 + Turksat 4B would have been possible. However exchange rates do not favor a Japanese launch
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 04/07/2011 09:31 am
Quote

Certainly it does: MTSat-2 and QZS (Michibiki) were launched on H-2A, as well as the Kodama and ETS-8 (Kiku-8) prototypes.

Yes, you are right

If it is correct that MHI can produce 5 H-IIA/incorrect during on fiscal year than 2014 is already full.
2014: Hayabusa 2
IGS Optical + Radar
HTV
GCOM-C +(Alos 3?)
Himawari 8

Maybe double launch Himawari 8 + Turksat 4B would have been possible. However exchange rates do not favor a Japanese launch

In the middle term, the appriciation of Yen will not help MHI to compete with others and enter in the commercial launch market, unless any Japanese Government Agency's financial support just as same as Arianespace or ILS receives.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 04/18/2011 01:07 am
JAXA requesting accelerate the ALOS-2, 3 launch schedule ahead of one year.

Japan launches in 2011

1 - January 22 (0537:57UTC) - H-2B (F-2) - HTV2 'Kounotori-2'

Japan launch schedule

2011

August 28 - H-2A (F-19) - IGS (Optical-4)  
 August ? - Cyclone-4 - Nano-JASMINE  
November 1 - H-2A - GCOM-W1; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2


2012

January 12 - H-2B (F-3) - HTV3
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?) (Test version)  (One radar and one test optical)
December ? - Dnepr   - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2 (not budgeted)
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite) /  EXCEED

2013

July 21 - H-2A - GPM/DPR  
?? - H-2B - HTV4  
?? - H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR) (or late 2012)  
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)
?? - Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3 (not budgeted)

2014

?? - H-2B - HTV5  
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1  
?? - H-2A - IGS Improved Optical (?)
?? - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - Hayabusa-2
?? - ?? - SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2  (not budgeted)


2015

?? - H-2B - HTV6  
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical) (or 2014)  
?? - H-2AChanges on July 6 [/color]
 - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?
?? - H-2A - SELENE-2

2016

?? - H-2B - HTV7  
?? - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2017

  -  ASTRO-G (Development Canceled)
?? - H-2A - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

2020

?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B

Changes on April 18
 Changes on April 19  
Changes on Jun 29  
Changed on July 6
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 04/18/2011 11:33 am
JAXA, Earth observation satellite "Daichi" to one year ahead of the launch of a successor

http://www.asahi.com/digital/nikkanko/NKK201104150019.html

According to machine translation;

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on August 14, Earth observation satellites to monitor Earth from space accidents, "Daichi" decided to accelerate the launch of a successor. Earthquake under the East and is aimed at detailed satellite images to help the disaster. Require accelerated development plan for the successor to the nearby Ministry of Education. Successor now has plans to launch in fiscal year 2013 and 15 if it does, each one about a year expected to be launched sooner.

Showed the president said in a briefing held Tatsukawa Keizi. Daichi to operate from two in 2006 put the radar and optical sensors, radar resolution of 10 meters. Under this earthquake, including the ministry, the Ministry of Land, which provides an analysis of images taken by the Ministry of Agriculture and about 70 species. However, getting a group because the observed data is limited to about 3-4 times a day, usually taken in the country five times the data observed from the start, a time-consuming process. Unit 2 is the successor to the radar (3 m resolution), and Unit 3 is an optical sensor (resolution 0.8 m, 2.5 m current) put on the accuracy, about half the current 30-minute processing time short.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 07/05/2011 08:50 pm
Radio astronomy satellite Astro-G was cancelled due to lower than expected accuracy of a large 30-foot diameter antenna to be deployed in space.
Astro-G is originally sceduled launch in 2012.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/science/news/20110706-OYT1T00032.htm (Japanese News)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Cbased on 07/10/2011 02:04 pm
Radio astronomy satellite Astro-G was cancelled due to lower than expected accuracy of a large 30-foot diameter antenna to be deployed in space.
Astro-G is originally sceduled launch in 2012.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/science/news/20110706-OYT1T00032.htm (Japanese News)

Oh, that's a shame  :(
This makes RadioAstron even more important for science
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 08/16/2011 07:22 am
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
Quote
MAY 2012  ISS-HTV-03/KOUNOTORI 3
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 08/16/2011 07:49 am
Does anyone have any information about the August 28 IGS launch? Is it still on schedule?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 08/17/2011 02:37 pm
Does anyone have any information about the August 28 IGS launch? Is it still on schedule?
At least on June 29, it was set for August 28
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/06/20110629_sac_h2af19_j.html (http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/06/20110629_sac_h2af19_j.html) (in Japanese)
AFAIU:
Quote
2. Launch Date
 Launch Date · August 28, 2011 (Sunday)
 Launch time · 13:00 to 15:00
 Launch backup period · August 29, 2011 (Monday) - September 26 (Monday)
Apparently, no other press release from Jaxa on this matter since then.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/18/2011 02:32 am
HTV3 (exclude EP and Avionics module) was arrived at the Tanegashima Space Center.
http://iss.jaxa.jp/htv/htv3_20110812.html  (Japanese)



>Does anyone have any information about the August 28 IGS launch? Is it still on schedule?

H-IIA F19 rocket was arrived at Tanegashima Space Center on 25 July.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/22/2011 04:47 am
Japan launches in 2011

1 - January 22 (0537:57UTC) - H-2B (F-2) - HTV2 'Kounotori-2'
2 - September 23 (0436:50UTC) - H-2A (F-19) - IGS (Optical-4)


Japan launch schedule

2011

?? - H-2A - IGS rader-3 
 

2012

Feb or March - H-2A - GCOM-W1"SHIZUKU"; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
 May   - H-2B (F-3) - HTV3
?? - H-2A -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)  
December ? - (Dnepr)  - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite) /  EXCEED

2013

July 21 - H-2A - GPM/DPR
?? - H-2B - HTV4
?? - H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR) (or late 2012)
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)
?? - Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)  

201?
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-4


2014

?? - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE  
?? - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - IGS  Optical-5 (Improved Optical)  
?? - H-2A - IGS rader-5  
?? - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - Hayabusa-2
?? - Epsilon - SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2  (not budgeted)
 July  - (Ariane 5 ECA)-  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
NET 2014 - Epsilon - ASNARO-2


2015

?? - H-2B - HTV6
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical) (or 2014)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?
?? - H-2A - SELENE-2

2016

?? - H-2B - HTV7
?? - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2017

  -  ASTRO-G (Development Canceled)
?? - H-2A - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A

2018

?? - ?? - SPICA

2020

?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B

 Changes on Aug 22  
 Changes on Aug 24  
 Changes on Sep 9  
Changes on Sep 22
 Changes on Sep 23
Changes on Oct 1
Changes on Oct 4
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 08/25/2011 11:46 am
H-2A F19 delayed
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/08/20110825_h2af19_j.html (in Japanese).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 09/08/2011 07:08 pm
As already announced by Rui, IGS (Optical-4) launch is now planned for September 17, 1pm to 3pm LT (0400-0600UTC)
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/09/20110908_h2af19_j.html (http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/09/20110908_h2af19_j.html)
(in Japanese)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 09/16/2011 03:44 pm
As mentionned by Fuji, H-2A F19 with IGS (Optical-4) is postponed due to weather.
New date is September 18, 1:36pm - 1:49pm (LT) ie 0436-0449UTC
This is to be confirmed depending on weather conditions
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/09/20110916_h2af19_j.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 09/17/2011 05:23 am
Launch of H-2A (F19) has now been further delayed due to weather conditions.
A new date will be announced when determined.
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/09/20110917_h2af19_j.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 09/20/2011 01:41 pm
As mentioned by Fuji, a new launch date for H-2A (F19) has been set tentatively for September 23, 1:36-1:49 pm LT, ie 0436-0449UTC
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/09/20110920_h2af19_j.html (http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/09/20110920_h2af19_j.html)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 09/23/2011 06:46 am
Successful launch to-day Sept 23 at 13:36 JST for H-2A with Optical-4 satellite onboard.
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/09/20110923_h2af19_j.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 10/03/2011 05:59 am
According to the old news here; http://www.spacenews.com/earth_observation/110627-japan-delays-ansaro-year.html Asnaro supposed to be launch onboard Dnepr, not Rockot.

Another news to trigger more H-2A launch, after 2015, is here; http://search.japantimes.co.jp/rss/nn20111001a9.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 10/07/2011 04:58 pm
MEXT is seeking one billion yen for FY 2012 for the next generation communication test satellite. This was mentioned before. It should carry a very large antenna. If it gets through I guess launch will be 2016 with H-IIA 204 or H-IIB.  For Alos-3 MEXT is seeking 2,8 billion yen up from 100 million.

http://www.mext.go.jp/component/b_menu/other/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2011/10/03/1311670_014.pdf
page 14
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/11/2011 09:42 am
Japan launches in 2011

1 - January 22 (0537:57UTC) - H-2B (F-2) - HTV2 'Kounotori-2'
2 - September 23 (0436:50UTC) - H-2A (F-19) - IGS (Optical-4)


Japan launch schedule

2011

 December 11 - H-2A (F-20) -   IGS rader-3
 

2012

 May -  - H-2A - GCOM-W1"SHIZUKU"; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
 Jun 26 - H-2B (F-3) - HTV3
?? - H-2A -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
December ? - (Dnepr)  - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)
?? - ?? - TOPS (Telescope Observatory for Planets on Small-satellite) /  EXCEED

2013

?? - H-2B - HTV4
?? - H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR) (or late 2012)
?? - H-2A - Astro-H(NeXT)
?? - Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)

201?
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-4


2014
Feb. 14- H-2A - GPM/DPR  
?? - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
?? - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - IGS  Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
- H-2A - IGS rader-5
?? - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - Hayabusa-2
 July- (Ariane 5 ECA)-  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
NET 2014 - Epsilon - ASNARO-2


2015
 ?? - Epsilon- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)  
?? - H-2B - HTV6
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical) (or 2014)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2016
?? - H-2A - SELENE-2
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2B - HTV7
?? - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2017

?? - Epsilon??  - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A

2018

?? - H-2A - SPICA

2020

?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B

 Changes on Oct 11  
 Changes on Oct 28
 Changes on Nov 27
 Changes on Dec 9
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 10/11/2011 05:21 pm
Adding to Fuji information on IGS Radar-3 to be launched on December 11: launch time would be between 10am and noon JST (0100-0300UTC)
(source (http://mainichi.jp/select/science/news/20111012k0000m040067000c.html))
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: AnalogMan on 10/17/2011 02:17 pm
Noted in today's GSFC change log:

H-IIA Global Precipitation Mission (GPM)
Launch date slipped from July 2013 to 2/14/2014

http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php (http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/17/2011 06:26 pm
HTV-03/KOUNOTORI 3   Launch date set at 2/18/2012

http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/27/2011 05:56 am
HTV-03/KOUNOTORI launch date slipped to 6/26/2012.

http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 10/28/2011 07:51 pm
SCOPE "cross Scale COupling in Plasma universE" which might get launched in 2017 by the H-IIA is moving a little forward.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/uonh-usl102511.php
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 11/02/2011 09:11 am
Japan wins first ever satellite order from Vietnam

http://www.majiroxnews.com/2011/10/29/japan-wins-first-ever-satellite-order-from-vietnam/

Launch with Epsilon rocket? Overall project cost will be rocket high.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 11/14/2011 10:39 am
If returns in to a positive prospect, this project may need to be included in the launch agenda, if the launch campaign will be performed with H-2A or Epsilon in the future.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201110260788.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 12/09/2011 07:11 am
As noted by Fuji, launch of IGS Radar-3 by H-2A (20) has been postponed at least until Monday December 12 due to weather conditions
source: http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2011/12/20111209_h2af20_j.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/10/2011 08:11 am
The Global Precipitation Measurement satellite is scheduled for launch in February 2014.

http://www.spacenews.com/earth_observation/111209-launch-costs-damper-earth-science.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 12/12/2011 01:22 am
Japan launches in 2011

1 - January 22 (0537:57UTC) - H-2B (F-2) - HTV2 'Kounotori-2'
2 - September 23 (0436:50UTC) - H-2A (F-19) - IGS (Optical-4)
3 - December 12 (0121 UTC) - H-2A (F-20) -  IGS rader-3


Japan launch schedule

2012

May 18 (TBD)-  H-2A (F-21: 202 config. with 4/4D-LC faring)  - GCOM-W1"SHIZUKU"; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
July (NET)  - H-2B (F-3) - HTV3
?? - H-2A -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
December ? - (Dnepr)  - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)

2013

?? - H-2B - HTV4
Aug - H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR) 
Summer- Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)

201?
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-4


2014
June - H-2A - GPM/DPR , STARS-II, optical communiations test satellite, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT II, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
Aug - H-2A - Astro-H
?? - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
?? - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - IGS  Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
- H-2A - IGS rader-5
?? - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - Hayabusa-2
NET 2014 - Epsilon - ASNARO-2


2015
 Aug- (Ariane 5 ECA)-  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - Epsilon- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
?? - H-2B - HTV6
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2016
?? - H-2A - SELENE-2
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2B - HTV7
?? - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2017

?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A


2021

?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B

2022 ?

?? - H-2A - SPICA


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/27/2011 08:51 pm
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php[
Quote
ASTRO-H (SXS instrument)   Added to GSFC missions; launch date slipped from February 2014 to August 2014.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: osiossim on 01/03/2012 06:11 am
Satellite launch business faces cloudy future

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111228a1.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 01/08/2012 03:28 pm
Japan will start in FY 2012 working on GOSAT 2. Launch is planned for 2016.

http://mainichi.jp/life/ecology/news/20120108k0000e040120000c.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 02/23/2012 06:14 pm
SPICA is delayed to 2022.

http://almatelescope.ca/submmFuture-17feb2012/Presentations/Naylor-SPICA-1.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 03/14/2012 12:22 pm
http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/change_log.php
Quote
2012-03-13   GPM Core   Launch delayed until June 2014
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 03/21/2012 05:51 am
-Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 21
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2012/03/20120321_h2af21_e.html
Scheduled date of Launch : May 18 (Friday), 2012 (Japan Standard Time)
Launch time : 1:39 a.m. thru 1:42 a.m. (Japan Standard Time)


-Launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI3" (HTV3) Aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 3
http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2012/03/20120321_h2bf3_e.html
Scheduled date of launch: July 21 (Saturday), 2012 (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Launch time : Around 11:18 a.m. (JST)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 03/21/2012 06:00 am
Japan launches in 2012

May 17(16:39 UTC)   H-2A (F-21)  - GCOM-W1"SHIZUKU"; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
July 21(02:06:18 UTC)  H-2B (F-3) - HTV3

Japan launch schedule

2012

?? - H-2A -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
December ? - (Dnepr)  - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)

2013

Jun 10(TBD) - H-2B - HTV4
Aug- H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR) ; Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
Summer- Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)

201?
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-4


2014
June- H-2A - GPM/DPR STARS-II, optical communiations test satellite, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT II, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
Aug - H-2A - Astro-H
?? - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
?? - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - IGS  Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
- H-2A - IGS rader-5
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - Hayabusa-2
NET 2014 - Epsilon - ASNARO-2


2015
Aug- (Ariane 5 ECA)-  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - Epsilon- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
?? - H-2B - HTV6
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2016
?? - H-2A - SELENE-2
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2017

?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A


2021

?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B

2022 ?

?? - H-2A - SPICA


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 05/09/2012 09:46 am
H-2A F21 launch window confirmed
May 17, 1639-1642UTC
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 05/19/2012 02:30 pm
According to the Japanese Wikipedia there is the plan to have the first test flight of ht H-III rocket during 2018 and 2022.
Title: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 07/26/2012 12:24 pm
Japan launches in 2012

01 - May 17 (16:39 UTC) - H-2A (F-21)  - GCOM-W1 "SHIZUKU"; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
02 - July 21 (02:06:18 UTC) - H-2B (F-3) - HTV-3 Kounotori-3


Japan launch schedule

2012

?? - H-2A -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
December (?) - (Dnepr)  - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)

2013

Jun 10 (TBD) - H-2B - HTV4
Aug- H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR); Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
Summer - Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)

2014

June- H-2A - GPM/DPR STARS-II, optical communications test satellite, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT II, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
Aug - H-2A - Astro-H
?? - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
?? - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - Hayabusa-2
NET - Epsilon - ASNARO-2


2015

Aug- (Ariane-5ECA)-  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - Epsilon- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
?? - H-2B - HTV6
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

2016

?? - H-2A - SELENE-2
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2

2017

?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A

2021

?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B

2022 ?

?? - H-2A - SPICA

?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-4
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo Ukr on 07/29/2012 08:34 pm
Unclear date:
SELENE-X, CAST, DIOS, FFAST, POLARIS, PPM-Sat, MAGSAIL, SPS, Small-JASMINE, JASMINE, DPF, DECIGO, DESTINY, Plasma Sail, SLIM, LiteBIRD, EXZIT.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/05/2012 07:20 am
Japan launches in 2012

01 - May 17 (16:39 UTC) - H-2A (F-21)  - GCOM-W1 "SHIZUKU"; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
02 - July 21 (02:06:18 UTC) - H-2B (F-3) - HTV-3 Kounotori-3

September 9 - (PSLV-C21) - Proiteres



Japan launch schedule

2012 (JFY)

November 20? - (Dnepr) - WNISAT-1
?? - H-2A (F-22) -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
Dec ?? - (Dnepr) - HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
?? - TBD  - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)  

2013

Jun 10 (TBD) - H-2B - HTV4
Aug.-Sep. - Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
December- H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR); Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)

2014

June- H-2A - GPM/DPR STARS-II, optical communications test satellite, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT II, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
Aug - H-2A - Astro-H
?? - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
?? - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8
?? - H-2A - Hayabusa-2
 NET FY2014 - Epsilon - ASNARO-2

2015

Aug- (Ariane-5ECA)-  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
December - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - Epsilon- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
?? - H-2B - HTV6
(NET)  - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?


2016

?? - H-2A - SELENE-2
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6  
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5  
NET2016 - Epsilon - ASNARO-3  

2017
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2  
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6  

2018
NET - H-2B - HTV-R  


TBD
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-4


2019
GCOM-C2


2020
?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)

GCOM-W3

2022 ?
?? - H-2A - SPICA

2023
GCOM-C3


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Wenni on 08/06/2012 09:13 am
Hallo, found this on the Russian launch thread:

Tokyo University announced Japanese 4 small satellite will be launched Dnepr rocket this December. Each satellites are 60kg class.
HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS

http://park.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/nsat/release/120516.html (Japanese)

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: PeterAlt on 08/06/2012 10:07 am
Japan launch schedule

2018
NET - H-2B - HTV-R  


Is HTV-R funded?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/06/2012 09:45 pm
Japan launch schedule

2018
NET - H-2B - HTV-R  


Is HTV-R funded?

Still study phase  (this year about $0.6million).
But, this satellites schedule also including many study phase and concept phase plan ;)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 08/22/2012 06:23 pm
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=983956#983956
Quote from: Johannes
The Hodoyoshi-1 satellite is scheduled for launch aboard a Dnepr rocket in December 2012. [1] (http://www.axelspace.com/en/projects/Hodoyoshi-1_Flyer_EN.pdf)[2] (http://www.oosa.unvienna.org/pdf/pres/copuos2012/tech-23.pdf)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 09/02/2012 06:25 pm
ANSARO-1 is scheduled to launch aboard a Dnepr rocket in December 2012 according to ESA's Sharing Earth Observation Resources page: https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/a/asnaro (https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/a/asnaro). The page for the mission on this site was last updated by ESA in Q2 2012. NEC mission page says late 2012 also aboard Dnepr rocket, due to delays and unavailability of the Epsilon LV. Also the ASARO-1 Flight Sat has completed its construction and is in storage awaiting its shipment to its launch site.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 09/02/2012 06:36 pm
The ASNARO 3 (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation) is an planned japanese hyper spectral Earth observation satellite.

ASNARO 3 is planned to be launched in the year 2016 or later on an Epsilon launch vehicle. See: http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/asnaro-3.htm (http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/asnaro-3.htm).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 09/03/2012 07:15 am
ANSARO-1 is scheduled to launch aboard a Dnepr rocket in December 2012 according to ESA's Sharing Earth Observation Resources page: https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/a/asnaro (https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/a/asnaro). The page for the mission on this site was last updated by ESA in Q2 2012. NEC mission page says late 2012 also aboard Dnepr rocket, due to delays and unavailability of the Epsilon LV. Also the ASARO-1 Flight Sat has completed its construction and is in storage awaiting its shipment to its launch site.

Thank you, good information!
Actually, even in Japanese, information about ASNARO project is very limited.
One reason, ASNARO is not JAXA project. It's MITI(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) project.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/22/2012 08:50 am
Japan launch schedule

2012

?? - H-2A -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)


Any indications from MHI that they still have one more launch this year? (IIRC, the last two IGS launches was anticipated several months before launch)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 09/24/2012 06:17 am
Japan launch schedule

2012

?? - H-2A -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)


Any indications from MHI that they still have one more launch this year? (IIRC, the last two IGS launches was anticipated several months before launch)

Japanese launch scedule is always JFY (April 1 to March 31).
So, JFY 2012 means effective by March 31, 2013.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/18/2012 01:17 pm
ALOS-2 - December 2013.
GCOM-C1 - December 2015.
GOSAT-2 - 2016.
GCOM-C2 - 2019.
GCOM-W3 - 2020.
GCOM-C3 - 2023.

http://database.eohandbook.com/database/agencysummary.aspx?agencyID=13   
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/19/2012 01:42 am
ALOS-2 - December 2013.
GCOM-C1 - December 2015.
GOSAT-2 - 2016.
GCOM-C2 - 2019.
GCOM-W3 - 2020.
GCOM-C3 - 2023.

http://database.eohandbook.com/database/agencysummary.aspx?agencyID=13   

Thanks.
Schedule of GOSAT-2 is reported Japanese medeia recentry, so 2017 JFY is more likely.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 11/06/2012 01:46 am
According to NK Forum and Anik there are no Dnepr Launchers planned this year. Dnepr is to resume launches NET Q1 2013.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 11/13/2012 07:49 pm
Together with Hayabusa 2 JAXA might launch a 240 kilo (wet) Mars Aerocapture Demo Mission.  The earth reentry test mission DASH-II might come in 2015.
Studies for MELOS and Mars Sample Return from the atmosphere continue. More information on Selene-2 is also provided.

http://websites.isae.fr/sites/websites/IMG/pdf/fujita_jaxa.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 11/15/2012 06:41 am
Japan launches in 2012

01 - May 17 (16:39 UTC) - H-2A (F-21)  - GCOM-W1 "SHIZUKU"; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
02 - July 21 (02:06:18 UTC) - H-2B (F-3) - HTV-3 Kounotori-3

September 9 - (PSLV-C21) - Proiteres



Japan launch schedule

2012 (JFY)

2013 January 27 (04:00-06:00 UTC)  - H-2A (F-22) -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)


2013 (JFY)

TBD - (Dnepr) - WNISAT-1
TBD  - (Dnepr) - HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
TBD - (Dnepr) - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation) [/color]
NET July 15  - H-2B - HTV4
Aug.-Sep - Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
December- H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR); Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO


2014

June- H-2A - GPM/DPR STARS-II, optical communications test satellite, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT II, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
Aug - H-2A - Astro-H
?? - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
?? - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8
Dec- H-2A - Hayabusa-2
NET FY2014 - Epsilon - ASNARO-2

2015

Aug - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
Nov - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
December - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - Epsilon- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
?? - H-2B - HTV6
(NET)  - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - ?? - ASTRO-?

TBD
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)
NET TBD - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo

2016

?? - H-2A - SELENE-2
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5
NET2016 - Epsilon - ASNARO-3
NET TBD - SELENE-2

2017
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon - solar power demonstration satellite

2018
NET - H-2B - HTV-R


TBD
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-2
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-3
?? (TBD) - H-2A - QZS-4
NET TBD - TBD - MELOS  

2019
GCOM-C2


2020
?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)

GCOM-W3

2022 ?
?? - H-2A - SPICA

2023
GCOM-C3


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 12/05/2012 02:16 pm
Japan launches in 2012

01 - May 17 (16:39 UTC) - H-2A (F-21)  - GCOM-W1 "SHIZUKU"; Kompsat-3 (Arirang-3); SDS-4; Houryuu-2
02 - July 21 (02:06:18 UTC) - H-2B (F-3) - HTV-3 Kounotori-3

September 9 - (PSLV-C21) - Proiteres


Japan launch schedule

2012 (JFY)

2013 January 27 (04:00-06:00 UTC)  - H-2A (F-22) -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)


2013 (JFY)

TBD - (Dnepr) - WNISAT-1
TBD  - (Dnepr) - HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
TBD - (Dnepr) - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation) [/color]
NET July 15  - H-2B - HTV4
Aug.-Sep - Epsilon - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
December- H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR); Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
?? - ?? - MTSAT-FO


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Ukraine Space Agency is offering Cyclone-4 as a backup to most severely delayed Dnepr missions. If Cyclone-4 successfully launches Japan's Nano-JASMINE mission in 2014 and Dnepr missions for Japan that are planned for 2013 do not occur Ukraine says that it will offer a reduced price for a multi-flight order for Cyclone-4. Japan is apparently considering additional options since these spacecraft have been built and have been placed in longterm storage at a costly price which Ukraine says that they cannot likely pay forever into the near-future. Since Nano-JASMINE is currently the only Cyclone-4 mission planned at the moment it makes since for Ukraine to propose that missions switch for a reduced rate.
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We can expect more detailed information in the near-term on this proposal.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/04/2013 06:45 am
JFY2013 planned two H-2A launch and one H-2B, one Epsilon launch.

01 - January 27 (04:40 UTC) - H-2A (F-22)  -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)


Japan launch schedule

2013 (JFY)

NET July 15 - H-2B - HTV4
Aug.-Sep - Epsilon E-X - SPRINT-A / EXCEED
December- H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR); Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
TBD - H-2A - TBD
TBD - (Dnepr) - WNISAT-1
TBD - (Dnepr) - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)


2014
February 14- H-2A - GPM/DPR STARS-II, optical communications test satellite, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT II, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
??   - (Dnepr) - HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
?? - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Summer  - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8
Dec- H-2A - Hayabusa-2

2015
??  - Epsilon E-1' - ASNARO-2
Aug - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
Nov - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
December - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - Epsilon- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
?? - H-2B - HTV6
JFY 2015 - H-2A - Astro-H
(NET)  - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
JFY 2015 -TBD- DRTS-FO
Dec. 2015 -TBD(MHI or Arianespace)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1

TBD
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)
?? - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo

2016

?? - H-2A - SELENE-2
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5
NET2016 - Epsilon - ASNARO-3


2017
Jan. 2017 -TBD(MHI or Arianespace) - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2  
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon - solar power demonstration satellite
??  - H-2A - QZS-3

2018
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET - H-2B - HTV-R
NET (or 2019) - TBD - SELENE-2

TBD
NET TBD - TBD - MELOS
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE

2019
GCOM-C2
SOLAR-C


2020
?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)

GCOM-W3

2022 ?
?? - H-2A 204  - SPICA

2023
GCOM-C3

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 01/28/2013 10:37 pm
JFY2013 planned two H-2A launch and one H-2B, one Epsilon launch.

01 - January 27 (04:40 UTC) - H-2A (F-22)  -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)

Changes on Jan. 28th
Was this H-IIA launched from H-II Launch Pad 1 or 2?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 01/28/2013 10:47 pm
JFY2013 planned two H-2A launch and one H-2B, one Epsilon launch.

01 - January 27 (04:40 UTC) - H-2A (F-22)  -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)

Changes on Jan. 28th
Was this H-IIA launched from H-II Launch Pad 1 or 2?

Pad 1
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 02/13/2013 02:58 pm
Selene-2 status http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/pdf/1838.pdf
Launch will be 2018.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 04/03/2013 05:52 pm
Any news about the selection process for Sprint-C?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 04/11/2013 01:54 pm
2013
01 - January 27 (04:40 UTC) - H-2A (F-22)  -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
02 - Aug. 3 (19:48:46 UTC) - H-2B (F-4) - HTV4


Japan launch schedule

2013 (JFY)

Aug. 27 - Epsilon E-X - SPRINT-A / EXCEED - 04:45 - 05:30 UTC
November  - (Dnepr) - WNISAT-1
December- H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR); Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
TBD - (Dnepr) - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)


2014
February 14- H-2A - GPM/DPR, STARS-II, ShindaiSat, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
??  - (Dnepr) - HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
July 1  - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8
Oct-Dec - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Dec- H-2A - Hayabusa-2

2015
??  - Epsilon E-1' - ASNARO-2
August - H-2A - Astro-H
Nov - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
December - H-2A - GCOM-C1
?? - Epsilon- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
?? - H-2B - HTV6
(NET)  - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-C2
JFY 2015 -TBD- DRTS-FO
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1

TBD
?? - ?? - SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)
?? - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo

2016

?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5
NET2016 - Epsilon - ASNARO-3


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2 
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3

2018
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET - H-2B - HTV-R
NET (or 2019) - H-2A 204 - SELENE-2

TBD
NET TBD - TBD - MELOS
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE

2019
GCOM-C2
SOLAR-C


2020
?? - ?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)

GCOM-W3

2022 ?
?? - H-2A 204  - SPICA

2023
GCOM-C3


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Kryten on 04/11/2013 02:46 pm
 You've got SELENE 2 in the list twice, at 2016 and NET 2018.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 04/12/2013 12:15 am
You've got SELENE 2 in the list twice, at 2016 and NET 2018.

Thanks.

Quote from: tul
Any news about the selection process for Sprint-C?
Not decided yet.

Add the information. JAXA said, Sprint-C will be selected this JFY.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/27/2013 02:14 pm
ALOS-2 may be delayed because still no information. 2013 JFY means January to March window is available.

2013
01 - January 27 (04:40 UTC) - H-2A (F-22)  -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
02 - Aug. 3 (19:48:46 UTC) - H-2B (F-4) - HTV4
03 - Sep. 14 (05:00:00  UTC) - Epsilon EX-1 - SPRINT-A / EXCEED

Japan launch schedule

2013 (JFY)
November 21  - (Dnepr) - WNISAT-1
December (TBD)- H-2A - ALOS-2 (SAR); Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
February 14, 2014 - H-2A - GPM/DPR, STARS-II, ShindaiSat, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1


2014 (JFY)
spring - (Dnepr) - ASNARO (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)
??  - (Dnepr) - HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
July 1  - H-2B - HTV5
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8
Oct-Dec - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Dec- H-2A - Hayabusa-2; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Sinen-2(TBD))

2015
Nov. - H-2A - Astro-H
Nov. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
End of 2015 - H-2A - TELSTAR 12V
?? - Epsilon E1'-1- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
??  - Epsilon E1'-2 (still requesting) - ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B - HTV6
JFY 2015 -TBD- DRTS-FO
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1 (DSN-1)

2016
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)  
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5



2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical)   
?? - H-2A? -  wide field high-resolution earth obserbation satellite
?? - Epsilon 1-1? - DECIGO pathfinder(DPF) or SLIM (TBD:Candidate)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon - ASNARO-3 (TBD)

2018
?? - H-2A - GOSAT-2
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET - H-2B - HTV-R (TBD)  
NET (or 2019) - H-2A 204 - SELENE-2

TBD
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
NET TBD - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE

2019
GCOM-C2
SOLAR-C


2020
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)

GCOM-W3

2022 ?
?? - H-2A 204  - SPICA

2023
GCOM-C3


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 08/30/2013 04:26 pm
According to MEXT Alos-3 is delayed to fy 2017. The request is for 1,893 billion yen to start development during fy 2014. GCOM-C is planned for fy 2016.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/26/2013 06:53 am
Well this is really out of the blue, but it seems that the Japanese has just won their first major geostationary comsat launch contract ever!  :o Apparently Telesat of Canada has booked one of their satellites for launch on an H-IIA rocket in 2015: http://t.co/lVOLlDcOdP (http://t.co/lVOLlDcOdP) (in Japanese)

Press conference scheduled in 40 minutes: http://t.co/ksHii75c5R (http://t.co/ksHii75c5R)

The only satellite that seems to fit with the planned launch time is the recently ordered Telstar 12V (http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/telstar-12v.htm).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 09/26/2013 07:54 am
Now officially confirmed: http://www.mhi.co.jp/news/story/1309265425.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 09/26/2013 07:59 am
Well this is really out of the blue, but it seems that the Japanese has just won their first major geostationary comsat launch contract ever!  :o Apparently Telesat of Canada has booked one of their satellites for launch on an H-IIA rocket in 2015: http://t.co/lVOLlDcOdP (http://t.co/lVOLlDcOdP) (in Japanese)

Press conference scheduled in 40 minutes: http://t.co/ksHii75c5R (http://t.co/ksHii75c5R)

The only satellite that seems to fit with the planned launch time is the recently ordered Telstar 12V (http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/telstar-12v.htm).

You are right! Telstar 12V
MHI press releas.

MHI Receives Order to Launch Telesat's New High Throughput Satellite, Telstar 12 VANTAGE– First Order for Launch Services Involving a Commercial Satellite –
http://www.mhi.co.jp/en/news/story/1309261717.html (English)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 09/26/2013 09:23 pm
Most likely, Servis-3 will be a piggyback payload on the H-IIA in 2015.

http://www.jspacesystems.or.jp/library_event/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2013/07/A04.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/06/2013 02:23 am
GOSAT-2 is slated to launch in 2017.
Mitsubishi Electric Awarded Contract for GOSAT-2 Satellite System
http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news/2013/1212.html


2013
01 - January 27 (04:40 UTC) - H-2A (F-22)  -  IGS radar-4; IGS Optical-5 demo (Test version)
02 - Aug. 3 (19:48:46 UTC) - H-2B (F-4) - HTV4
03 - Sep. 14 (05:00:00  UTC) - Epsilon EX-1 - SPRINT-A / EXCEED

November 21  - (Dnepr) - WNISAT-1 

 
Japan launch schedule

2013 (JFY)
February 27 18:03-20:07(UTC), 2014 - H-2A (F-23)- GPM Core, STARS-II, ShindaiSat, TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2, OPUSAT, INVADAR, ITF-1
 (TBD)- H-2A - ALOS-2 ; Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)

2014(JFY)
spring - (Dnepr) - ASNARO-1 (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)
July 1  - H-2B - HTV5
summer/autumn  - (Dnepr) - HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8

Dec- H-2A - Hayabusa-2; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Shin'en-2(TBD))

2015
??  - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Nov. - H-2A - Astro-H
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
Nov. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
End of 2015 - H-2A  204 (upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V
?? - Epsilon E1'-1- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
??  - Epsilon E1'-2 (still requesting) - ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B - HTV6
JFY 2015 -TBD- DRTS-FO
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)

2016
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5



2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical) (TBD)   
?? - H-2A? -  wide field high-resolution earth obserbation satellite
?? - Epsilon 1-1? - DECIGO pathfinder(DPF) or SLIM (TBD:Candidate)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon - ASNARO-3(TBD)

2018
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET - H-2B - HTV-R (TBD) 
NET (or 2019) - H-2A 204 - SELENE-2

TBD
NET TBD - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE

2019
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
SOLAR-C


2020
?? - H-3 Test Flight#1 (SSO)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3


2021
?? - H-3 Test Flight#2 (GTO)

2022 ?
?? - H-2A 204  - SPICA

2023
GCOM-C3


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 11/29/2013 08:02 pm
Tiny, Kagoshima-made satellite scheduled for launch in 2014 (http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201311290014)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 12/06/2013 01:58 am
Tiny, Kagoshima-made satellite scheduled for launch in 2014 (http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201311290014)

This CubeSat is Ksat-2.
Will be launched February 28, 2014 - H-2A (F-23).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: plutogno on 12/06/2013 08:09 pm
Dec- H-2A - Hayabusa-2; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Sinen-2(TBD))

anybody knows what is Sinen-2? is it a reflight of the Shin'en deep space minisatellite that was launched with Akatsuki?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 12/10/2013 03:59 am
Dec- H-2A - Hayabusa-2; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Sinen-2(TBD))

anybody knows what is Sinen-2? is it a reflight of the Shin'en deep space minisatellite that was launched with Akatsuki?

Sorry, I corrected the name to Shin'en-2.

Shin'en-2 is not reflight the Shin'en. It's another satellite.
Now, launch payload mass is excessed. So, launch is still TBD. But manager's reserve can be available.

Mission objective are thermoplastic CFRP demonstration and deep space communication demonstration.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: plutogno on 12/10/2013 05:22 pm
thank you Fuji! so is it also going into solar orbit?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 12/10/2013 07:12 pm
thank you Fuji! so is it also going into solar orbit?

Yes, that is the plan.

The same goes for PROCYON (an small experimental asteroid probe) and ARTSAT2-DESPATCH (some kind of combined interplanetary art object and amateur communications satellite).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/06/2014 04:03 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2014
1 - February 27 18:37:00(UTC) - H-2A (F-23) 202- GPM Core; Piggyback (STARS-II "GENNAI", ShindaiSat "Ginrei" or "ぎんれい" , TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2 "Hayato 2" or "ハヤト2", OPUSAT "CosMoz", ARTSAT1-INVADER, ITF-1"YUI" or "結")

Japan launch schedule

2014
May 24 03:05(UTC)- H-2A - ALOS-2 ; Piggyback (SPROUT;  RISING-2; UNIFORM-1; SOCRATES)
May  - (Dnepr) - Hodoyoshi-3, Hodoyoshi-4
August - (Dnepr) - ASNARO-1 (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation)
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-8
summer/autumn  - (Dnepr) - HODOYOSHI-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
Dec.- H-2A - Hayabusa-2; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Shin'en-2(TBD))

2015
Feb. 1  - H-2B - HTV5
??  - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Nov. - H-2A - Astro-H + piggyback(TBD)
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
Nov. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
End of 2015 - H-2A  204 (upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (Commercial Launch)
?? - Epsilon E1'-1- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
??  - Epsilon E1'-2 (still requesting) - ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B - HTV6
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)
December  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 

2016
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical) (not baselined)
?? - H-2A? -  wide field high-resolution earth obserbation satellite (not baselined)
?? - Epsilon 1-1? - DECIGO pathfinder(DPF) or SLIM (TBD:Candidate)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon - ASNARO-3(TBD)


2018
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET - H-2B - HTV-R (TBD) 
NET (or 2019) - H-2A 204 - SELENE-2


TBD
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
SOLAR-C


2020
?? - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3
Lite BIRD
?? -TBD- DRTS-FO

2021
?? - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-7

2023
GCOM-C3


2024 or 2025
?? - H-2A 204 (H-3?)  - SPICA

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 02/25/2014 01:22 pm
GOSAT-2 launch confirmed for FY2017
(source (http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2014/02/20140225_ibuki_j.pdf))
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: anik on 03/17/2014 07:35 am
As per Spaceflight Now, HTV-5 launch is planned on February 1st, 2015.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Sesquipedalian on 03/21/2014 01:58 pm
That's a seven-month delay!  Anybody know the reason?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 05/14/2014 02:39 am
Just saw that the Japanese comsat operator Sky Perfect JSAT signed a launch contract with MHI for launching one of their new satellites (either JCSAT-15 or 16) on an H-IIA rocket in 2016! That's a looonnng time in the coming since they have flown satellites on Ariane (4/5), Atlas (II), Titan (yes - on one of the 4 Commercial Titan III launches!), Zenit (Sea Launch), Proton (which got their satellite dumped in Kazakhstan), and will fly on Falcon 9.....  8)

http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1405141798.html (http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1405141798.html)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 05/14/2014 10:42 am
Just saw that the Japanese comsat operator Sky Perfect JSAT signed a launch contract with MHI for launching one of their new satellites (either JCSAT-15 or 16) on an H-IIA rocket in 2016! That's a looonnng time in the coming since they have flown satellites on Ariane (4/5), Atlas (II), Titan (yes - on one of the 4 Commercial Titan III launches!), Zenit (Sea Launch), Proton (which got their satellite dumped in Kazakhstan), and will fly on Falcon 9.....  8)

http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1405141798.html (http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1405141798.html)

...or maybe it was not JCSAT-15/16? Someone reminded me that Sky Perfect JSat, in addition to NEC and NTT, has formed a consortium named DSN to run and operate 2 X-band military communication satellites (using MELCO's DS-2000 bus) for the Japanese government as a private finance initiative. DSN-1 is slated to launch in 2016 on an Ariane 5 (http://www.spacenews.com/article/launch-report/37093while-satellite-operators-await-a-spacex-debut-arianespace-walks-away), and DSN-2 is planned in Q1 2017, so maybe there's a chance that this launch contract is for DSN-2 instead? (especially given its mission).

There's apparently a Superbird-8 in the works too (also using the DS-2000 bus) (http://www.satellitetoday.com/telecom/2014/04/25/sky-perfect-jsat-selects-successor-to-superbird-b2-satellite/), but since it was planned for launch in 2H 2015, it doesn't fit with the schedule.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 05/15/2014 03:51 am
Just saw that the Japanese comsat operator Sky Perfect JSAT signed a launch contract with MHI for launching one of their new satellites (either JCSAT-15 or 16) on an H-IIA rocket in 2016! That's a looonnng time in the coming since they have flown satellites on Ariane (4/5), Atlas (II), Titan (yes - on one of the 4 Commercial Titan III launches!), Zenit (Sea Launch), Proton (which got their satellite dumped in Kazakhstan), and will fly on Falcon 9.....  8)

http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1405141798.html (http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1405141798.html)

...or maybe it was not JCSAT-15/16? Someone reminded me that Sky Perfect JSat, in addition to NEC and NTT, has formed a consortium named DSN to run and operate 2 X-band military communication satellites (using MELCO's DS-2000 bus) for the Japanese government as a private finance initiative. DSN-1 is slated to launch in 2016 on an Ariane 5 (http://www.spacenews.com/article/launch-report/37093while-satellite-operators-await-a-spacex-debut-arianespace-walks-away), and DSN-2 is planned in Q1 2017, so maybe there's a chance that this launch contract is for DSN-2 instead? (especially given its mission).

There's apparently a Superbird-8 in the works too (also using the DS-2000 bus) (http://www.satellitetoday.com/telecom/2014/04/25/sky-perfect-jsat-selects-successor-to-superbird-b2-satellite/), but since it was planned for launch in 2H 2015, it doesn't fit with the schedule.

I think that this Japanese news report (http://t.co/F0GXTocF57) confirms that it's DSN-2 that is being launched on the H-IIA. Which makes sense, since neither this nor the Arianespace launch contract announcements has mentioned the identities of the satellites, while when signing with SpaceX the companies did mention the contract's for JCSAT-14.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Skyrocket on 05/15/2014 07:11 am
Just saw that the Japanese comsat operator Sky Perfect JSAT signed a launch contract with MHI for launching one of their new satellites (either JCSAT-15 or 16) on an H-IIA rocket in 2016! That's a looonnng time in the coming since they have flown satellites on Ariane (4/5), Atlas (II), Titan (yes - on one of the 4 Commercial Titan III launches!), Zenit (Sea Launch), Proton (which got their satellite dumped in Kazakhstan), and will fly on Falcon 9.....  8)

http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1405141798.html (http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1405141798.html)

...or maybe it was not JCSAT-15/16? Someone reminded me that Sky Perfect JSat, in addition to NEC and NTT, has formed a consortium named DSN to run and operate 2 X-band military communication satellites (using MELCO's DS-2000 bus) for the Japanese government as a private finance initiative. DSN-1 is slated to launch in 2016 on an Ariane 5 (http://www.spacenews.com/article/launch-report/37093while-satellite-operators-await-a-spacex-debut-arianespace-walks-away), and DSN-2 is planned in Q1 2017, so maybe there's a chance that this launch contract is for DSN-2 instead? (especially given its mission).

There's apparently a Superbird-8 in the works too (also using the DS-2000 bus) (http://www.satellitetoday.com/telecom/2014/04/25/sky-perfect-jsat-selects-successor-to-superbird-b2-satellite/), but since it was planned for launch in 2H 2015, it doesn't fit with the schedule.

I think that this Japanese news report (http://t.co/F0GXTocF57) confirms that it's DSN-2 that is being launched on the H-IIA. Which makes sense, since neither this nor the Arianespace launch contract announcements has mentioned the identities of the satellites, while when signing with SpaceX the companies did mention the contract's for JCSAT-14.

I think, this is correct.

Do we have any details on the DSN satellites? According to this press release (http://www.sptvjsat.com/wp-content/uploads/130115_hd_DSNPFIEN.pdf), they are built by NEC and carry a X-band payload, but no details are given.

Is it really confirmed, that the DSN satellites will use MELCO's DS-2000 bus?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 05/22/2014 02:44 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2014
1 - February 27 18:37:00(UTC) - H-2A (F23) 202- GPM Core; Piggyback (STARS-II "GENNAI", ShindaiSat "Ginrei" or "ぎんれい" , TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2 "Hayato 2" or "ハヤト2", OPUSAT "CosMoz", ARTSAT1-INVADER, ITF-1"YUI" or "結")
2 - May 24 03:05:14(UTC)- H-2A (F24) 202- ALOS-2 ; Piggyback (SPROUT,  RISING-2 or "雷神2",  UNIFORM-1,  SOCRATES)
June 19  - (Dnepr) - Hodoyoshi-3 "ほどよし3", Hodoyoshi-4 "ほどよし4"

Japan launch schedule

2014
Oct. - (Dnepr) - ASNARO-1 (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation), Hodoyoshi-1 "ほどよし1", ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS
Oct. 7 05:16-09:16 (UTC)- H-2A  (F25) 202- Himawari-8
Dec.- H-2A - Hayabusa-2; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Shin'en-2 "しんえん2")

2015
Jan.-Mar. - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
Jan.-Mar.  - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
NET April  - H-2B - HTV5
??  - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Nov. - H-2A - Astro-H + piggyback(TBD)
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
End of 2015 - H-2A  204 (upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (1st. Commercial Launch)
?? - Epsilon E1'-1- SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) 
??  - Epsilon E1'-2 (still requesting) - ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B - HTV6
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)
December  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 

2016
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
Nov. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch)  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - H-2A - ALOS-3 (optical) (not baselined)
    renamed from ALOS-3 wide field high-resolution earth obserbation satellite (not baselined) (and once again renamed another name now)
?? - Epsilon 1-1? - DECIGO pathfinder(DPF)DESTINY or SLIM or lunar penetrator(TBD:Candidate)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon - ASNARO-3(TBD)


2018
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET - H-2B - HTV-R (TBD) 
NET (or 2019) - H-2A 204 - SELENE-2


TBD
NET 2016 - H-2A - GCOM-W2
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
SOLAR-C


2020
?? - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3
Lite BIRD
?? -TBD- DRTS-FO (Laser comm)

2021
?? - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-7

2023
GCOM-C3


2024 or 2025
?? - H-2A 204 (H-3?)  - SPICA

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 05/24/2014 02:59 pm
GCOM-W2 is under discussion. No plan yet. This means it will not fly in 2016.

https://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/itwg/itsc/itsc19/program/presentations/26Mar2014/session_3a/sp_3_okamoto.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/05/2014 12:49 pm
HTV-5 is delayed to next JFY (NET April), due to US payload preparation is delayed.
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGKDZO75231150U4A800C1TJM000/
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/28/2014 12:20 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2014
1 - February 27 18:37:00(UTC) - H-2A (F23) 202- GPM Core; Piggyback (STARS-II "GENNAI", ShindaiSat "Ginrei" or "ぎんれい" , TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2 "Hayato 2" or "ハヤト2", OPUSAT "CosMoz", ARTSAT1-INVADER, ITF-1"YUI" or "結")
2 - May 24 03:05:14(UTC)- H-2A (F24) 202- ALOS-2 ; Piggyback (SPROUT,  RISING-2 or "雷神2",  UNIFORM-1,  SOCRATES)
June 19  - (Dnepr) - Hodoyoshi-3 "ほどよし3", Hodoyoshi-4 "ほどよし4"
3 - Oct. 7 05:16:00 (UTC)- H-2A  (F25) 202- Himawari-8

N/A - Nov. 6 07:35:48.246 (UTC)- (Dnepr) - ASNARO-1 (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation), Hodoyoshi-1 "ほどよし1", ChubuSat-1 "金シャチ1号 (Kinshachi-1)", TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS "つくし(TSUKUSHI)"


Japan launch schedule

2014
 Nov. 30 04:24:48- H-2A (F26)  202- Hayabusa-2; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Shin'en-2 "しんえん2")

2015
Jan.-Mar. - H-2A - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
Jan.-Mar. - H-2A - IGS Radar-Spare
Aug. 17  - H-2B - HTV5
??  - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Nov. - H-2A - ASTRO-H + piggyback (US commercial CubeSat [3U x 8], Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
End of 2015 - H-2A  204 (upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (1st. Commercial Launch)
??  - Epsilon  (still requesting:TBD) - ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B - HTV6
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)
December  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 

2016
?? - Epsilon (2nd flight) - SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) [1 Year delay from JFY 2015]
?? - H-2B - HTV7
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
Nov. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)  - DESTINY or SLIM or lunar penetrator (Candidate)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon - ASNARO-3(TBD)


2018
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET (or 2019) - H-2A 204 - SELENE-2


TBD
?? - H-2B - HTV8
?? - H-2B - HTV9 
??- H-2A - QZS-5
??- H-2A - QZS-6
??- H-2A - QZS-7
NET 2018 - H-2B - HTV-R (TBD) 
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
SOLAR-C
?? - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3) [2 year delay from JFY 2017]


2020
?? -TBD- DRTS-2 (Laser comm)
?? -TBD- ALOS-2 follow on (Rader)
?? - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3
Lite BIRD


2021
?? - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2

2022
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-8

2023
??- ?? - GOSAT-3

2024
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-9

2024 or 2025
?? - H-2A 204 (H-3?)  - SPICA

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 10/05/2014 07:17 pm
Both GCOM-W2 and GCOM-C2 might be launched in 2021.  GCOM-W3 and GCOM-C3 in 2026. GOSAT-3 in 2022 and so on.
http://www8.cao.go.jp/space/comittee/kihon-dai1/siryou4-4.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 11/02/2014 07:47 am
Keep coming across references to F27 and F28 in the same sentence? These are for those two upcoming IGS launches?

Quote
H-ⅡA・F27、F28
http://stage.tksc.jaxa.jp/compe/bid_box/FY26-0119.pdf

Quote
H-ⅡAロケット27号機の打上げに係る
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/059/shiryo/1353006.htm
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 11/10/2014 01:38 pm
Is the spare RADAR IGS going up first?
http://www8.cao.go.jp/space/comittee/kihon-dai1/siryou4-1.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 11/11/2014 01:08 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2014
1 - February 27 18:37:00(UTC) - H-2A (F23) 202- GPM Core; Piggyback (STARS-II "GENNAI", ShindaiSat "Ginrei" or "ぎんれい" , TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2 "Hayato 2" or "ハヤト2", OPUSAT "CosMoz", ARTSAT1-INVADER, ITF-1"YUI" or "結")
2 - May 24 03:05:14(UTC)- H-2A (F24) 202- ALOS-2 ; Piggyback (SPROUT,  RISING-2 or "雷神2",  UNIFORM-1,  SOCRATES)
June 19  - (Dnepr) - Hodoyoshi-3 "ほどよし3", Hodoyoshi-4 "ほどよし4"
3 - Oct. 7 05:16:00 (UTC)- H-2A  (F25) 202- Himawari-8

N/A - Nov. 6 07:35:48.246 (UTC)- (Dnepr) - ASNARO-1 (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation), Hodoyoshi-1 "ほどよし1", ChubuSat-1 "金シャチ1号 (Kinshachi-1)", TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS "つくし(TSUKUSHI)"


Japan launch schedule

2014
Nov. 30 04:24:48- H-2A (F26)  202- Hayabusa-2; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Shin'en-2 "しんえん2")

2015
Jan.-Mar. - H-2A (F27)   - IGS Radar-Spare
Feb.-Mar. - H-2A (F28)  - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
Aug. 17 - H-2B - HTV5
??  - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Nov. - H-2A - ASTRO-H + piggyback (US commercial CubeSat [3U x 8], Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
End of 2015 - H-2A  204 (upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (1st. Commercial Launch)
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)


2016
?? - Epsilon (2nd flight) - SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) [1 Year delay from JFY 2015]
??  - Epsilon - ASNARO-2 [1 Year delay]
?? - H-2B - HTV6
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)  [1 year delay]
?? - H-2B - HTV7
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)  - DESTINY or SLIM
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon - ASNARO-3(TBD) Hyper spectral sensor mission


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)(Delayed from  Nov. 2016 (TBD))
?? - H-2B - HTV8
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET (or 2019) - H-2A 204 - SELENE-2


TBD
NET 2018 - H-2B -HTV-R (TBD)
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B - HTV9 
SOLAR-C
?? - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3) [2 year delay from JFY 2017]
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS (Under Review)
?? -H-2A- DRTS-2 (Laser comm) (Under Review)
2019 or 2020 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-3 (Under Review)

2020
?? -TBD- ALOS-2 follow on (Rader)  (Under Review)
?? - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3 (TBD)
Lite BIRD
?? - TBD- QZS-1 Follow-on (Under Review)


2021
?? - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - H-2A - ETS-9 (Under Review)

2022
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-8

2023
??- ?? - GOSAT-3 (Under Review)
??- ?? - Next Himawari (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-7 (Under Review)


2024
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-9

2024 or 2025
?? - H-2A 204 (H-3?)  - SPICA

2026
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-10
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-9
?? - ?? - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 11/11/2014 08:33 pm
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?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)  - DESTINY or SLIM
When will they make the decision?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 11/12/2014 01:01 pm
Quote
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)  - DESTINY or SLIM
When will they make the decision?

It seems end of this year.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 11/12/2014 04:12 pm
Quote
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)  - DESTINY or SLIM
When will they make the decision?

It seems end of this year.
this year as in Japan FY or actually the end of the Gregorian calendar which most of the world uses??
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 11/13/2014 01:45 pm
Quote
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)  - DESTINY or SLIM
When will they make the decision?

It seems end of this year.
this year as in Japan FY or actually the end of the Gregorian calendar which most of the world uses??

End of this December. But, I'm not suprised to delay the decision.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: cyth on 11/16/2014 01:02 pm
why epilon going so slow?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 11/16/2014 08:13 pm
why epilon going so slow?

Anyone understand this?
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/059/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2014/11/10/1353006_2.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 11/17/2014 12:17 pm
why epilon going so slow?

Anyone understand this?
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/059/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2014/11/10/1353006_2.pdf

This document is overview the enhanced Epsilon rocket development project review (i.e. Go fo development).
Epsilon Test Flight-1 vechcle is lacked launch performance for launch of ERG (next Epsilon payload) and for ASNARO-2 fairing envelope.
ERG development is delayed so, Epsilon vechcle 2 is upgraded more capability than original plan.
2nd stage motor is replaced more larger one. 2nd and 3rd stage motor are eliminated extension nozzle.
SSO launch capability will be enhanced to 590kg from 365kg.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 12/03/2014 12:28 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2014
1 - February 27 18:37:00(UTC) - H-2A (F23) 202- GPM Core; Piggyback (STARS-II "GENNAI", ShindaiSat "Ginrei" or "ぎんれい" , TeikyoSat-3, KSAT2 "Hayato 2" or "ハヤト2", OPUSAT "CosMoz", ARTSAT1-INVADER, ITF-1"YUI" or "結")
2 - May 24 03:05:14(UTC)- H-2A (F24) 202- ALOS-2 ; Piggyback (SPROUT,  RISING-2 or "雷神2",  UNIFORM-1,  SOCRATES)
June 19  - (Dnepr) - Hodoyoshi-3 "ほどよし3", Hodoyoshi-4 "ほどよし4"
3 - Oct. 7 05:16:00 (UTC)- H-2A  (F25) 202- Himawari-8

N/A - Nov. 6 07:35:48.246 (UTC)- (Dnepr) - ASNARO-1 (Advanced Satellite with New system Architecture for Observation), Hodoyoshi-1 "ほどよし1", ChubuSat-1 "金シャチ1号 (Kinshachi-1)", TSUBAME, QSAT-EOS "つくし(TSUKUSHI)"

4 -Dec. 3 04:22:04- H-2A (F26)  202- Hayabusa-2 "はやぶさ2", ; Piggyback (PROCYON, ARTSAT2-DESPATCH, Shin'en-2 "しんえん2")



Japan launch schedule

2015
Jan. 29  01:00-02:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F27)  - IGS Radar-Spare
Mar. - H-2A (F28)  - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
Aug. 17 - H-2B - HTV5
??  - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Nov. - H-2A - ASTRO-H + piggyback (US commercial CubeSat [3U x 8], Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
End of 2015 - H-2A  204 (upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (1st. Commercial Launch)
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)


2016
?? - Epsilon (2nd flight) - SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) [1 Year delay from JFY 2015]
?? - Epsilon - ASNARO-2 [1 Year delay]
?? - H-2B - HTV6
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)  [1 year delay]
?? - H-2B - HTV7
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)  - DESTINY or SLIM
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon -  Hyper spectral sensor mission


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)(Delayed from  Nov. 2016 (TBD))
?? - H-2B - HTV8
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
NET (or 2019) - H-2A 204 - SELENE-2


TBD
NET 2018 - H-2B -HTV-R (TBD)
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B - HTV9
SOLAR-C
?? - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3) [2 year delay from JFY 2017]
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS (Under Review)
?? -H-2A- DRTS-2 (Laser comm) (Under Review)
2019 or 2020 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-3 (Under Review)

2020
?? -TBD- ALOS-2 follow on (Rader)  (Under Review)
?? - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3 (TBD)
Lite BIRD
?? - TBD- QZS-1 Follow-on (Under Review)


2021
?? - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - H-2A - ETS-9 (Under Review)

2022
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-8

2023
??- ?? - GOSAT-3 (Under Review)
??- ?? - Next Himawari (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-7 (Under Review)


2024
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-9

2024 or 2025
?? - H-2A 204 (H-3?)  - SPICA

2026
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-10
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-9
?? - ?? - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)

Chnges on Dec. 4th
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 12/04/2014 05:31 am
MHI just announced that H-IIA F27 will be flying with IGS Radar-Spare on January 29, 2015 some time around 01:00-03:00 UTC.

3 launches in under 4 months....are they trying to reach EELV flight rates?  ;)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 12/04/2014 10:56 am
MHI just announced that H-IIA F27 will be flying with IGS Radar-Spare on January 29, 2015 some time around 01:00-03:00 UTC.

3 launches in under 4 months....are they trying to reach EELV flight rates?  ;)

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2014/12/20141204_h2af27_j.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Stan Black on 12/19/2014 08:57 am
This looks like a page to keep an eye on:-
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/060/index.htm

Is it correct that today they are meeting re H-IIA F28?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/27/2015 08:17 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2015
Feb. 1  01:21:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F27)  - IGS Radar-Spare


Japan launch schedule

2015
Mar.26 01:21 (UTC) - H-2A (F28)  - IGS Optical-5 (Improved Optical)
Aug. 17 - H-2B - HTV5
??  - (Cyclone-4) - Nano-JASMINE
Nov. - H-2A - ASTRO-H + piggyback (US commercial CubeSat [3U x 8], Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
End of 2015 - H-2A  204 (upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (1st. Commercial Launch)
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)


2016
?? - Epsilon (2nd flight) - SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) [1 Year delay from JFY 2015]
?? - Epsilon - ASNARO-2 [1 Year delay]
?? - H-2B - HTV6
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
Summer  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)  [1 year delay]
?? - H-2B - HTV7
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)  - DESTINY or SLIM
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon -  Hyper spectral sensor mission


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)(Delayed from  Nov. 2016 (TBD))
?? - H-2B - HTV8
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B - HTV9
SOLAR-C
?? - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3) [2 year delay from JFY 2017]
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS (Under Review)
?? -H-2A- DRTS-2 (Laser comm) (Under Review)
2019 or 2020 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-3 (Under Review)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)


2020
?? -TBD- ALOS-2 follow on (Rader)  (Under Review)
?? - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3 (TBD)
Lite BIRD
?? - TBD- QZS-1 Follow-on (Under Review)


TBD
NET 2018 - H-2B -HTV-R (TBD)
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo

2021
?? - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - H-2A - ETS-9 (Under Review)

2022
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-8

2023
??- ?? - GOSAT-3 (Under Review)
??- ?? - Next Himawari (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-7 (Under Review)


2024
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-9

2024 or 2025
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2026
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-10
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-9
?? - ?? - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Satori on 01/29/2015 01:13 pm
Fuji, can you please point to the sourse of the February 2 launch date for IGS Radar Spare?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/30/2015 11:14 am
Fuji, can you please point to the sourse of the February 2 launch date for IGS Radar Spare?

Sorry, It was my typo.
Give me the late correction, my office is restricted to post here.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 02/03/2015 05:20 am
So it was confirmed - the next Japanese launch with IGS Optical-5 will occur on March 26 again at the 01:00 - 03:00 UTC time frame (probably again ~01:20 UTC given the observed orbits of previous satellites  ;)). Getting a little bit busy at TNSC.....  8)

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2015/02/20150203_h2af28_j.html (http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2015/02/20150203_h2af28_j.html)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 02/03/2015 01:06 pm
So it was confirmed - the next Japanese launch with IGS Optical-5 will occur on March 26 again at the 01:00 - 03:00 UTC time frame (probably again ~01:20 UTC given the observed orbits of previous satellites  ;)). Getting a little bit busy at TNSC.....  8)

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2015/02/20150203_h2af28_j.html (http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2015/02/20150203_h2af28_j.html)

Pad turn around time is 53 days this is the most short record.
Between Hayabusa 2 launch and IGS Radar spare launch was the same working days (excluding 4days for New years holiday).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 02/06/2015 09:13 pm
Are HTV-8 and -9 fix now?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 02/10/2015 09:13 pm
Are HTV-8 and -9 fix now?

Yes. It's  official.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 03/02/2015 03:12 am
NHK is reporting that (http://nhk.jp/N4I44CAw) MHI grabbed another commercial launch contract for the H-IIA - this time it's the newest Earth observation satellite for the United Arab Emirates, KhalifaSat (ex-DubaiSat-3) (http://khalifasat-thejourney.com/?lang=en), launching in 2017. Given its 300 kg weight and heading for a 600 km SSO, it is likely a share-ride with a JAXA mission (probably GOSAT-2).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 03/05/2015 07:32 pm
2017 and 2019 JAXA will Launch a Technology Demonstration Mission on the Epsilon Rocket. Planning will start in April.
http://www.mext.go.jp/b_menu/shingi/gijyutu/gijyutu2/059/shiryo/__icsFiles/afieldfile/2014/11/10/1353006_1.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 03/10/2015 12:39 pm
NHK is reporting that (http://nhk.jp/N4I44CAw) MHI grabbed another commercial launch contract for the H-IIA - this time it's the newest Earth observation satellite for the United Arab Emirates, KhalifaSat (ex-DubaiSat-3) (http://khalifasat-thejourney.com/?lang=en), launching in 2017. Given its 300 kg weight and heading for a 600 km SSO, it is likely a share-ride with a JAXA mission (probably GOSAT-2).

...and confirmed by MHI (http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1503091878.html) (including that it will be paired with GOSAT-2).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 03/26/2015 01:28 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2015
Feb. 1  01:21:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F27) 202 - IGS Radar-Spare
Mar.26 01:21 (UTC) - H-2A (F28) 202 - IGS Optical-5

Japan launch schedule

2015
Aug. 16  13:01 (UTC )- H-2B - HTV5
Nov. - H-2A - ASTRO-H + piggyback (US commercial CubeSat [3U x 8], Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
End of 2015 - H-2A  204 (upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (1st. Commercial Launch)
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)


2016
?? - Epsilon (2nd flight) - SPRINT-B / ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) [1 Year delay from JFY 2015; no longer called Sprint-B, It's old name]
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2 [1 Year delay]
NET  - (Cyclone-4:TBD) - Nano-JASMINE
?? - H-2B - HTV6
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
Jan. 27  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)  [1 year delay]
?? - H-2B - HTV7
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon -  Hyper spectral sensor mission


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)(Delayed from  Nov. 2016 (TBD))
?? - H-2B - HTV8
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3) [2 year delay from JFY 2017]
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS (Under Review)
?? -H-2A- DRTS-2 (Laser comm) (Under Review)
2019 or 2020 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-3 (Under Review)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)


2020
?? -TBD- ALOS-2 follow on (Rader)  (Under Review)
?? - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3 (TBD)
?? - TBD- QZS-1 Follow-on (Under Review)


TBD
NET 2018 - H-2B -HTV-R (TBD)
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo

2021
?? - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - H-2A - ETS-9 (Under Review)

2022
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-8
?? Lite Bird (Mission candidate)

2023
??- ?? - GOSAT-3 (Under Review)
??- ?? - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-7 (Under Review)


2024
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-9

2026
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-10
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-9
?? - ?? - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 04/09/2015 01:06 pm
MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter) development is finished.
JAXA's media event was held in Mar. 15th. At that time, MMO will be shipping to ESA in April.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/09/2015 08:55 pm
I have read that in 2017 the Yoshinobu launch pad 2 will begin to modernize for H-3 rocket. The reconstruction will be finished in 2019. The question is where HTV-8 and subsequent spacecrafts will be launched from?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: cmj9808 on 06/10/2015 02:37 am
I have read that in 2017 the Yoshinobu launch pad 2 will begin to modernize for H-3 rocket. The reconstruction will be finished in 2019. The question is where HTV-8 and subsequent spacecrafts will be launched from?

Recent concept shows that H-3 will share the same core diameter and (almost) same SRB with H-2B, which could make it easier to rearrange the pad modification and H-2B launch preparation.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: anik on 06/10/2015 08:13 am
Recent concept shows that H-3 will share the same core diameter and (almost) same SRB with H-2B, which could make it easier to rearrange the pad modification and H-2B launch preparation

Okay, thanks.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 06/10/2015 05:21 pm
I have read that in 2017 the Yoshinobu launch pad 2 will begin to modernize for H-3 rocket. The reconstruction will be finished in 2019. The question is where HTV-8 and subsequent spacecrafts will be launched from?

Recent concept shows that H-3 will share the same core diameter and (almost) same SRB with H-2B, which could make it easier to rearrange the pad modification and H-2B launch preparation.
Pad 1 has already undergone some upgrades to launch HIIB and will also be converted after Pad 2 to support launch of H-III
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 07/29/2015 07:11 pm
In 2017 JAXA will launch the first satellite from the new test program with the Epsilon rocket. Among others it will test new solar cells and radiation proof electronics.
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLASDG16HCT_X10C15A7CR0000/
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/15/2015 06:49 am
Performed Japanese space launches
2015
Feb. 1  01:21:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F27) 202 - IGS Radar-Spare
Mar.26 01:21 (UTC) - H-2A (F28) 202 - IGS Optical-5
Aug.19 11:50:49(UTC) - H-2B (F5) - HTV5


Japan launch schedule

2015
Nov. 24 06:23 - H-2A (F29) 204 configuration(upgraded H-2A 2nd stage maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (1st. Commercial Launch)
Dec. 2015 -(Ariane 5)- X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-1(DSN-1)


2016
2015 Dec.-2016 Mar. - H-2A - ASTRO-H + piggyback (US commercial CubeSat [3U x 8], Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
Spring - (Soyuz) - WNISAT-1R
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
?? - Epsilon (2nd flight) -  ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
?? - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B - HTV6
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
Jan. 27  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 
?? - H-2B - HTV7
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
NET2017  - Epsilon -  Hyper spectral sensor mission


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
?? - H-2B - HTV8
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
JFY2019 - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3)
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS (Under Review)
?? -H-2A- DRTS-2 (Laser comm) (Under Review)
2019 or 2020 - H-2A  - X-Band millitary telecomunications satellite-3 (Under Review)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)


2020
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-2 follow on (Rader)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3 (TBD)
?? - TBD- QZS-1 Follow-on (Under Review)


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO) -next ETS (Engineering Test Satellite)
?? - H-2B - HTV-X1
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-7
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2
?? - H-2A - ETS-9 (Under Review)

2022
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-8
?? - TBD - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
?? Lite Bird (Mission candidate)

2023
?? - TBD - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- ?? - GOSAT-3 (Under Review)
??- ?? - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-7 (Under Review)


2024
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-9

2026
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-10
?? - ?? - IGS Rader-9
?? - ?? - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

Unclear:
??   Nano-JASMINE
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 09/01/2015 02:59 pm
New information released.

先進光学衛星 advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3)
先進レーダ衛星 advanced rader earth observation satellite (ALOS-2 follow-on)

http://www8.cao.go.jp/space/comittee/27-minsei/minsei-dai7/siryou2-4.pdf

Note: English name is not official (It's my translation).
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 09/10/2015 02:41 pm
Ref: Japan to double number of intelligence-gathering satellites (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/09/10/national/japan-double-deployment-intelligence-gathering-satellites)

Quote
Japan has three optical satellites suitable for shooting in daytime and three radar satellites that can be used at night or in bad weather. Four of the six are usually in operation, while another is for standby and the remaining one has exceeded its operational life span.

The center plans to launch the first of the satellites under the new scheme around fiscal 2023
Does this mean that the launch of the next IGS Optical or IGS Radar is postponed until 2023?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 09/12/2015 08:49 pm
Ref: Japan to double number of intelligence-gathering satellites (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/09/10/national/japan-double-deployment-intelligence-gathering-satellites)

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Japan has three optical satellites suitable for shooting in daytime and three radar satellites that can be used at night or in bad weather. Four of the six are usually in operation, while another is for standby and the remaining one has exceeded its operational life span.

The center plans to launch the first of the satellites under the new scheme around fiscal 2023
Does this mean that the launch of the next IGS Optical or IGS Radar is postponed until 2023?
My understanding is no. those in the new scheme are new satellites that are not already announced in the schedule. A previous announcement indicated they would be a new series best optimized for the flight on H-III
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zotiraki on 10/21/2015 04:52 pm
Not sure this is the right subforum for this, but came across Japan's Space Basic Plan 2015-46, dated Jan 2015.  Wondering if anybody has taken an in depth look at the document and/or posted info related to the document.  Would be great to get it in English.

Cheers,

Mike
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: input~2 on 10/22/2015 08:38 am
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Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is partnering Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), which has one of Japan’s most established university space engineering programmes, to build and launch a new satellite.

Named AOBA VELOX-III, the new nanosatellite weighing two kilogrammes will be launched by Japan's national agency, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2016.

The satellite will be launched to the International Space Station, the 110 metre habitable human-made satellite that orbits Earth, for a subsequent injection into its orbit 400 kilometres above sea level.
http://media.ntu.edu.sg/NewsReleases/Pages/newsdetail.aspx?news=56df3e65-cc3d-40c1-8c14-09e3d03ede08
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 11/08/2015 06:45 am
Performed Japanese space launches
2015
Feb. 1  01:21:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F27) 202 - IGS Radar-Spare
Mar.26 01:21 (UTC) - H-2A (F28) 202 - IGS Optical-5
Aug.19 11:50:49 (UTC) - H-2B (F5) - HTV5
Nov. 24 06:50:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F29) 204 configuration(upgraded H-2A maiden flight) - TELSTAR 12V (1st. Commercial Launch)
                     
Japan launch schedule


2016
2016 Feb.12 08:45-09:30 (UTC) - H-2A (F30) 202   - ASTRO-H + piggyback (US commercial CubeSat [3U x 8], Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
TBD  -(Ariane 5)- X-Band military telecommunications satellite-1(DSN-1)
Spring - (Soyuz) - WNISAT-1R
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
?? - Epsilon (2nd flight) -  ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
Nov.6 (TBD)  - H-2B - HTV6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
Jan. 27  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C1, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B - HTV7
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
?? - H-2B - HTV8
JFY2018  - Epsilon -  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6

2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
JFY2019 - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3)
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS (Under Review)
?? -H-2A- DRTS-2 (Laser comm) (Under Review)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-2 follow on (Radar)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3 (TBD)
?? - TBD- QZS-1 Follow-on (Under Review)


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)-next ETS (Engineering Test Satellite)
?? - H-2B - HTV-X1
?? - ?? - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-2A - ETS-9 (Under Review)
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)


2022
JFY2022- ?? - GOSAT-3
?? - TBD - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
?? Lite Bird (Mission candidate)


2023
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-8
?? - ?? - IGS Radar-8
?? - TBD - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- ?? - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- ?? - QZS-7 (Under Review)


2024
?? - ?? - Data relay satellite-2 for IGS (Under Review)
?? - ?? - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12
JFY2033 - H-3- IGS Radar-11

2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
??   Nano-JASMINE
2017-2019- TBD - Small-JASMINE
2019 - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - TBD - MELOS
??  - ?? - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 12/02/2015 09:44 pm
The ASTRO-H satellite will be transported to JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, to be launched by the end of March 2016.

https://english.kyodonews.jp/photos/2015/12/386748.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/06/2016 01:28 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2016

Japan launch schedule


2016
Feb.12 17 08:45 (UTC) - H-2A (F30) 202  - ASTRO-H + piggyback (US commercial CubeSat [3U x 8] Canceld (replaced to Dummy weight), Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
TBD  -(Ariane 5)- X-Band military telecommunications satellite-1(DSN-1)
Spring - (Soyuz) - WNISAT-1R
Summer - H-2A - Himawari-9
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
?? -H-2A piggyback - HODOYOSHI-2
?? - Epsilon (2nd flight) -  ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
Nov.6 (TBD)  - H-2B (F6)- HTV6
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
Jan. 27  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B (F7) - HTV7
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE)
?? - Epsilon - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機"
?? - Epsilon - piggyback: HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
?? - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6

2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
JFY2019 - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3)
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- DRTS-2 (Laser comm) (Under Review)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-2 follow on (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
GCOM-W3 (TBD)
?? - TBD- QZS-1 Follow-on


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)-next ETS (Engineering Test Satellite)
?? - H-2B H-3  Test Flight#3 (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - H-3 or H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-2A - ETS-9
?? - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)


2022
JFY2022 - H-2A or H-3 - GOSAT-3
?? - TBD H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
JFY2022  - H-3 - Phobos sample return mission (Under Review)
?? - H-3 or H-2A Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)


2023
?? - H-2A or H-3 - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A or H-3  - IGS Radar-8
?? - TBD H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3  - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3  - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3  - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3  - QZS-7 (Under Review)

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12
JFY2033 - H-3- IGS Radar-11

2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
NET 2016 Epsilon or VEGA (TBD)  Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
2017-2019- Epsilon (TBD) - Small-JASMINE (to SSO)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3  - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 02/17/2016 01:39 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2016

Feb.17 08:45:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F30) 202  - ASTRO-H “ひとみ(Hitomi)” + piggyback (Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)

Japan launch schedule

2016

NET July 13 (may be delayed)  -(Ariane 5)- X-Band military telecommunications satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)”
Summer - H-2A (F31)- Himawari-9
NET Oct.1  - H-2B (F6)- HTV6
Winter - Epsilon (2nd flight) -  ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
TBD - (Soyuz) - WNISAT-1R
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5
?? -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3


2017
Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
?? - SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat)
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
?? - H-2B (F7) - HTV7
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE)
?? - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機"
?? - Epsilon - piggyback: HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
?? - H-2A - QZS-3


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
April 17  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (Vietnam satellite)


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
JFY2019 - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3)
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- DRTS-2JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload) (Under Review)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-2 follow on (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3 Test Flight#3 (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - H-3 or H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-2A - ETS-9
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
JFY2022  - H-3 - Phobos sample return mission (Under Review)
?? - H-3 or H-2A Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)


2023
?? - H-2A or H-3 - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A or H-3 - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12
JFY2033 - H-3- IGS Radar-11

2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
NET 2016 Epsilon or VEGA (TBD)  Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
2017-2019- Epsilon (TBD) - Small-JASMINE (to SSO)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 03/18/2016 02:14 pm
In 2018 Japan will launch the 50 kilo Vietnamese MicroDragon satellite on the Epsilon rocket.

http://defense-studies.blogspot.de/2016/02/vn-satellite-to-enter-space-by-2018.html

I guess it will be secondary payload to the innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機."
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: wsl2005 on 03/22/2016 10:57 am
Tokyo & Dubai, March 22, 2016 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Tokyo:7011) (MHI) has received an order for H-IIA launch services from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for launch of the Emirates Mars Mission's (EMM) Hope spacecraft. In order to better understand the Martian atmosphere and climate, Hope is expected to be launched in the summer of 2020 on MHI's H-IIA launch vehicle, and is set to arrive at Mars in 2021 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UAE. This order for the EMM marks MHI's fourth overseas contract for its launch services.

http://www.mhi-global.com/news/story/1603221968.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 06/21/2016 02:46 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2016

Feb.17 08:45:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F30) 202  - ASTRO-H “ひとみ(Hitomi)” + piggyback (Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)

Japan launch schedule

2016

Sep.30  17:16 (UTC)  (Delayed)- H-2B (F6)- HTV6 (Kounotori-6)
Nov.-Dec. - H-2A (F31)- Himawari-9
TBD (Autumn) - (Soyuz 2-1B) - WNISAT-1R
Dec. - SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat)
Winter - Epsilon (2nd flight) -  ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5


2017
NET Jan. 2017 - H-2A (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 
NET Jun -(Ariane 5)- X-Band military telecommunications satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
(2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE)
?? - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機"
?? - Epsilon - piggyback: HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
Feb.- H-2B (F7) - HTV7
April 17  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
November - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (Vietnam satellite)


2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
JFY2019 - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite (formerly known ALOS-3)
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-2 follow on (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
TBD - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2) (Under discussion, No funding yet)


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
?? - H-3 or H-2A Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
2023-2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12
JFY2033 - H-3- IGS Radar-11

2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET 2016 Epsilon or VEGA (TBD)  Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
2017-2019- Epsilon (TBD) - Small-JASMINE (to SSO)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)

Cahnges on Jun 21
Cahnges on July 11
Cahnges on July 26
Cahnges on Aug. 8
Cahnges on Aug. 10
Cahnges on Aug. 28
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Olaf on 07/06/2016 11:47 am
According to https://oig.nasa.gov/audits/reports/FY16/IG-16-025.pdf page 19 HTV-7 is scheduled for February 2018 and HTV-8 for February 2019.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 09/02/2016 02:02 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2016

Feb.17 08:45:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F30) 202  - ASTRO-H “ひとみ(Hitomi)” + piggyback (Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
November 2 06:20:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F31) 202 - Himawari-9


Japan launch schedule

2016

December 9 13:26:47 (UTC)   H-2B (F6)- HTV6 (Kounotori-6)
December 20 11:00 (UTC)  - Epsilon (2nd flight) -  ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace)

2017
 Jan.11 22:20 - 23:50 (UTC) - SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat)
Jan. 24 07:44 - 08:58 UTC - H-2A  (F32) (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)  “きらめき2号(Kirameki-2)”
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
Mar. - (PSLV) - CE-SAT-1
TBD - (Soyuz 2-1B) - WNISAT-1R
NET Jun -(Ariane 5)- X-Band military telecommunications satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8) (1.5 - 2 years delay)
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) 
?? - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites
?? - Epsilon - piggyback: HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
?? (2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE)
Feb.- H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Mar. - Sep. -(Ariane 5)- X-Band military telecommunications satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
April 17  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
November - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (Vietnam satellite)


2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"(formerly known ALOS-3)
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-2 follow on (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
TBD - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
?? - H-3 or H-2A Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
2023-2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12
JFY2033 - H-3- IGS Radar-11

2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET 2016 Epsilon or VEGA (TBD)  Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
2017-2019- Epsilon (TBD) - Small-JASMINE (to SSO)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)


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Changes on Nov. 15
Changes on Nov. 26
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Changes on Dec. 8
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tehwkd on 10/06/2016 03:46 pm
KhalifaSat net 2018 http://www.satnews.com/story.php?number=363376219&menu=1
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 11/22/2016 03:31 am
Im told the following which I post in red text below:

Current:
2017
Winter - SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat)

Updated text in red:
2016
December - SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat) (or 1st quarter of 2017)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: linxiaoyi on 11/26/2016 03:44 am
Japan’s Defense Ministry has announced that its first communications satellite will be launched on Jan. 24 as part of efforts to upgrade its communications infrastructure amid the North Korean missile threat and other security challenges.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/11/26/national/japanese-defense-ministry-launch-first-communications-satellite-january/#.WDkTBtV97IU
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 12/12/2016 01:14 pm
Performed Japanese space launches
2016
1. Feb.17 08:45:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F30) 202  - ASTRO-H “ひとみ(Hitomi)” + piggyback (Horyu-4 "鳳龍四号", ChubuSat-2, ChubuSat-3)
2. November 2 06:20:00 (UTC) - H-2A (F31) 202 - Himawari-9
3. December 9 13:26:47 (UTC)   H-2B (F6)- HTV6 (Kounotori-6)
4. December 20 11:00:00 (UTC) - Epsilon (2nd flight) -  ERG (Energization and Radiation in Geospace) “あらせ(ARASE)”

Japan launch schedule


2017
Jan.11 22:20 - 23:50 (UTC) - SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat)
Jan. 24 07:44 - 08:58 UTC - H-2A (F32) (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-2 (DSN-2)  “きらめき2号(Kirameki-2)”
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-5
NET 2017 Jan. - H-2A - QZS-2
Mar. - (PSLV) - CE-SAT-1
TBD - (Soyuz 2-1B) - WNISAT-1R
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)
?? - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites
?? - Epsilon - piggyback: HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
?? (2017 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE)
Feb.- H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Mar. - Sep. -(Ariane 5)- X-Band military telecommunications satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
April 17  - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
November - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
No later than March 2018- H-2A - QZS-4
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (Vietnam satellite)


2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"(formerly known ALOS-3)
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-2 follow on (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
TBD - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
?? - H-3 or H-2A Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
2023-2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12
JFY2033 - H-3- IGS Radar-11

2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET 2016 Epsilon or VEGA (TBD)  Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
2017-2019- Epsilon (TBD) - Small-JASMINE (to SSO)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 12/21/2016 09:52 pm
JV-LOTUSat 1 and 2 will be launched in 2019 and 2022.
http://defense-studies.blogspot.de/2016/12/vietnam-to-build-radar-satellites.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/10/2017 01:19 pm
Performed Japanese space launches on 2017

01- Jan. 14 23:33:00(UTC)- SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat) (Launch Failure)
02- Jan. 24 07:44:00 UTC - H-2A (F32) 402 (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band defense communication satellite-2 (DSN-2)  “きらめき2号(Kirameki-2)”

Japan launch schedule

2017
Mar.16 01:00 UTC - H-2A (F33)- IGS Radar-5
Mar. - (PSLV) - CE-SAT-1
?? - H-2A - QZS-2
Fourth quarter  - (Soyuz 2-1B) - WNISAT-1R
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)
?? - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites
?? - Epsilon - piggyback: HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - H-2A - QZS-3
fall - H-2A - QZS-4
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)


2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
Feb.- H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Mar. - Sep. -(Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
April 17 Oct. - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? (2018 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback(50kg class satellite×3, 1U CubeSats×4)
November - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (Vietnam satellite)


2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-2A - advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"(formerly known ALOS-3)
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-2 follow on (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
TBD - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”

2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)  or
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - Solar power sail for Trojan asteroids (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 ?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET 2016 Epsilon or VEGA (TBD)  Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate) or
NET2022- Epsilon (TBD) - DESTINY + (Mission Candidate)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 03/15/2017 01:35 pm
Performed Japanese space launches on 2017

01- Jan. 14 23:33:00 UTC- SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat) (Launch Failure)
02- Jan. 24 07:44:00 UTC - H-2A (F32) 204 (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band defense communication satellite-2 (DSN-2)  “きらめき2号(Kirameki-2)”
03- Mar.17 01:20:00 UTC - H-2A (F33)  202 - IGS Radar-5
04- Jun 1 00:17:46 UTC- H-2A (F34) 202- QZS-2 ”みちびき2号”

Japan launch schedule


2017
Jun 8-15 - (PSLV) - CE-SAT-1
?? - H-2A 204 - QZS-3 (GSO)
Fourth quarter - (Soyuz 2-1B) - WNISAT-1R
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C, (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
fall - H-2A  202- QZS-4
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)
FY2017 -  TRICOM-1R (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-4 re-flight

2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
Feb.- H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Mar. - Sep. -(Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
Oct. - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? (2018 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback 50kg class satellite×3 (DIWATA-2B, PROITERES-2, ”てんこう”), 1U CubeSats×2(AO-Stars,AUTcube2))
November - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2018 - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT); 50kg small satellite; 2U and OrigamiSat-1(3U) CubeSats)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (MDG) (Vietnam satellite)


2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4  (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
TBD - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”

2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)  or
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - Solar power sail for Trojan asteroids (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 ?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)-
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET 2016 Epsilon or VEGA (TBD)  Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate) or
NET2022- Epsilon (TBD) - DESTINY + (Mission Candidate)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 04/10/2017 05:30 pm
Prime contractor of the ETS-9 selected Mitsubishi Electric.
All-electric propulsion will be introduced.
http://www.mitsubishielectric.co.jp/news/2017/0407-a.html
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 06/14/2017 02:12 am
Cross-posting from X-Ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) thread (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42662.0):

Some good news as this mission will replace the recently lost Hitomi.

Quote
WASHINGTON — NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA will start work this spring on an orbiting X-ray astronomy telescope to replace one lost shortly after launch last year.

In a presentation to the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics of the National Academies March 28, Paul Hertz, director of NASA’s astrophysics division, said a formal start of the project known as the X-Ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) will take place shortly after the start of the new Japanese fiscal year April 1.

“We are moving forward with the X-Ray Astronomy Recovery Mission,” Hertz said. The mission, he said, was included in the Japanese government’s budget for the new fiscal year, pending approval by the country’s parliament, the Diet.

- See more at: http://spacenews.com/nasa-and-jaxa-to-develop-replacement-x-ray-astronomy-telescope/#sthash.tVHs7M9C.dpuf
http://www.mbc.co.jp/news/mbc_news.php?ibocd=2017061400023452

H-IIA F35 with QZS-3 will launch on August 11

Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 06/16/2017 05:06 pm
Performed Japanese space launches on 2017

01- Jan. 14 23:33:00 UTC- SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat) (Launch Failure)
02- Jan. 24 07:44:00 UTC - H-2A (F32) 204 (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band defense communication satellite-2 (DSN-2)  “きらめき2号(Kirameki-2)”
03- Mar.17 01:20:00 UTC - H-2A (F33)  202 - IGS Radar-5
04- Jun 1 00:17:46 UTC- H-2A (F34) 202- QZS-2 ”みちびき2号”

Jun 23  (PSLV-C38)  - CE-SAT-1
July 14 - (Soyuz 2-1A) - WNISAT-1R

Japan launch schedule


2017
Aug.1112 05:00-14:00 04:40 NET 17 UTC - H-2A (F35) 204 5S- QZS-3 ”みちびき3号” (GSO)
Oct.- H-2A  (F36) 202- QZS-4  ”みちびき4号”
JFY2017 - Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
??  - H-2A - GCOM-C,”しきさい (SHIKISAI)”  (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) ,”つばめ (TSUBAME)”
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)
JFY2017 -  TRICOM-1R (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-4 re-flight

2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
Feb.- H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Mar. - Sep. -(Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
Oct. - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? (2018 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback 50kg class satellite×3 (DIWATA-2B, PROITERES-2, ”てんこう”), 1U CubeSats×2(AO-Stars,AUTcube2))
November - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2018 - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT); 50kg small satellite; 2U and OrigamiSat-1(3U) CubeSats)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (MDG) (Vietnam satellite)
2018  (VEGA: TBD)  Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)


2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
TBD - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”

2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)  or
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - Solar power sail for Trojan asteroids (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 ?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)-
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate) or
NET2022- Epsilon - DESTINY + (Mission Candidate)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: William Graham on 06/17/2017 12:57 pm
NET  Jun 8-15- (PSLV) - CE-SAT-1

That is a secondary payload on the Cartosat-2E launch, currently scheduled for 23 June.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 07/11/2017 08:37 pm
Will the Asnaro program end after Asnaro-2? Asnaro-1 is in Orbit since 2014. They will need building a successor soon. What is the status?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: russianhalo117 on 07/11/2017 08:46 pm
Will the Asnaro program end after Asnaro-2? Asnaro-1 is in Orbit since 2014. They will need building a successor soon. What is the status?
Follow on Programme is proposed but does not have a name yet.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 08/17/2017 01:15 pm
Performed Japanese space launches on 2017

01- Jan. 14 23:33:00 UTC- SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat) (Launch Failure)
02- Jan. 24 07:44:00 UTC - H-2A (F32) 204 (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band defense communication satellite-2 (DSN-2)  “きらめき2号(Kirameki-2)”
03- Mar.17 01:20:00 UTC - H-2A (F33)  202 - IGS Radar-5
04- Jun 1 00:17:46 UTC- H-2A (F34) 202- QZS-2 ”みちびき2号”
05- Aug.19 05:29:00 UTC - H-2A (F35) 204 5S- QZS-3 ”みちびき3号” (GSO)

Jun 23  (PSLV-C38) - CE-SAT-1
July 14 - (Soyuz 2-1A) - WNISAT-1R

Japan launch schedule


2017
October 9 22:00 UTC- H-2A (F36) 202- QZS-4 ”みちびき4号”
Nov.11  21:00-21:35 UTCTBD- Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
??  - H-2A  (F37) - GCOM-C,”しきさい (SHIKISAI)” (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) ,”つばめ (TSUBAME)”
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)
JFY2017 -  TRICOM-1R (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-5 (SS-520-4 re-flight)

2018
Jan. - (Soyuz ST) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
Feb.- H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Mar. - Sep. -(Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
Oct. - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? (2018 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback 50kg class satellite×3 (DIWATA-2B, PROITERES-2, ”てんこう”), 1U CubeSats×2(AO-Stars,AUTcube2))
November - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2018 - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT); 50kg small satellite; 2U and OrigamiSat-1(3U) CubeSats)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (MDG) (Vietnam satellite)
2018  (VEGA: TBD) Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
2018  (Soyuz) - Idea OSG-1(ASTROSCALE)


2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
2019  TBD - ELSA-d (ASTROSCALE)
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon (5 th flight)  - SLIM (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2), SLIM  (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
2020 - H-2A - Inmarsat-6 F1
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”

2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
2022- Epsilon - DESTINY +


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)  or
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - Solar power sail for Trojan asteroids (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 ?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)-
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate) or
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)


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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 08/20/2017 10:12 am
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201705190001.html
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GAMAGORI, Aichi Prefecture—A university team here plans to launch “an artificial star” into orbit that will transmit images of outer space to Earth and be visible to the naked eye.

The ultra-small satellite will be launched aboard an H-2A rocket of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture in April next year at the earliest, the team at the Aichi University of Technology said at a news conference on April 28.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: gongora on 08/30/2017 12:36 am
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170829_h2af36.html (http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170829_h2af36.html)
Quote
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 4 launch, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 as follows;

Launch Date:
    October 10, 2017
Launch Time:
    Approximately 7:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) *
Reserved Launch Period:
    October 11 through November 30, 2017
Location:
    Yoshinobu Launch Complex, JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center

So that would be 10pm on October 9 UTC?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Galactic Penguin SST on 08/30/2017 12:52 am
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170829_h2af36.html (http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170829_h2af36.html)
Quote
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA announce the schedule of MICHIBIKI No. 4 launch, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System aboard H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 36 as follows;

Launch Date:
    October 10, 2017
Launch Time:
    Approximately 7:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) *
Reserved Launch Period:
    October 11 through November 30, 2017
Location:
    Yoshinobu Launch Complex, JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center

So that would be 10pm on October 9 UTC?

Yes.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: yoichi on 09/12/2017 07:19 am
https://www.inmarsat.com/press-release/mhi-selected-inmarsat-launch-first-inmarsat-6-satellite/

MHI selected by Inmarsat to launch its first Inmarsat-6 satellite

London/Tokyo: 12 September 2017 – Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communication services, has today announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been selected as the launch provider for the first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (Inmarsat-6 F1). The value of the contract has not been disclosed.  The satellite, which is under construction by Airbus Defence and Space, is scheduled for launch in 2020 using MHI’s H-IIA launch vehicle.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Star One on 09/23/2017 08:02 pm
This is appropriate here.

NASA, JAXA Reaffirm Cooperation in Space Exploration
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will work together on three groundbreaking science missions to explore the moons of Mars, further study the atmosphere of the Sun, and research dark matter and the evolution of the universe.

In a Sept. 21 (ET) press conference at JAXA Headquarters, NASA reaffirmed that it will continue to strive for breakthrough science discoveries by cooperating with JAXA on Martian Moons Exploration (MMX), the Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter experiment (CLASP-2), and the new X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM).

“From its inception, NASA’s mission to unravel the secrets of the universe has included efforts to engage in international partnerships,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Today we reaffirm a cooperative endeavor that stretches back nearly six decades and spans across disciplines that include Earth science, human spaceflight, interplanetary probes and astronomy.”

At an earlier meeting at JAXA’s Institute for Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS) in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Zurbuchen agreed to explore options for NASA’s contribution to the MMX mission, such as a neutron and gamma-ray spectrometer. Scheduled to launch in the early 2020s, this JAXA-led mission will orbit Mars and visit its moons Phobos and Deimos to take remote sensing and in-situ observations of both moons, returning a sample from Phobos. The goal of the mission is to reveal the origin of the Martian moons and to further understanding of solar system formation.

In the field of solar physics, both agencies plan to cooperate on a follow-on mission to the Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter, or CLASP experiment, which obtained observations during its launch on a sounding rocket in 2015. CLASP-2, led by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will build on the success of its predecessor and study the magnetic field in the chromosphere and transition region of the Sun's atmosphere. The experiment is planned to be an international effort, with contributions from the U.S., Japan, Spain and France. Japan plans to provide internal structure and optics for the instrument.

Both agencies also will work toward a new X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM), with NASA’s Soft X-ray Spectroscopy onboard. This NASA-JAXA collaborative mission – with European Space Agency (ESA) participation – will investigate the structure and formation of the universe using high-resolution spectroscopy. XARM would replace the Hitomi X-ray spectrometry spacecraft, which launched in February of 2016 but malfunctioned weeks later. XARM is designed to provide breakthrough results in scientific areas as diverse as the large-scale structure of the Universe and its evolution, the behavior of matter in the gravitational strong field regime, the physical conditions in sites of cosmic-ray acceleration, and the distribution of dark matter in galaxy clusters.

NASA and JAXA will continue to cooperate on the Venus Climate Orbiter Akatsuki, as well as on the Hisaki (SPRINT-A) ultraviolet astronomy satellite, with plans to analyze the scientific data obtained. The agencies also reaffirmed their intent to exchange specimens from the OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa 2 asteroid sample return missions, a plan codified in a NASA-JAXA Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2014. 

“Space exploration is a team sport and an opportunity to advance international cooperation to benefit all of humankind,” said Zurbuchen. “While these missions promise a strong platform for partnership in the next decade, we will continue to exchange information and explore opportunities further on the horizon to explore the solar system and beyond.”

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-jaxa-reaffirm-cooperation-in-space-exploration
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: bolun on 09/27/2017 12:07 pm
Performed Russian Japanese space launches on 2017

Please Fuji change the title.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/07/2017 08:36 pm
SLATS opened for medias.
http://jda.jaxa.jp/category_p.php?lang=j&page=&category1=256&category2=257&category3=617&page_pics=50
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/10/2017 02:09 pm
Performed Japanese space launches on 2017

01- Jan. 14 23:33:00 UTC- SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat) (Launch Failure)
02- Jan. 24 07:44:00 UTC - H-2A (F32) 204 (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band defense communication satellite-2 (DSN-2)  “きらめき2号(Kirameki-2)”
03- Mar.17 01:20:00 UTC - H-2A (F33)  202 - IGS Radar-5
04- Jun 1 00:17:46 UTC- H-2A (F34) 202- QZS-2 ”みちびき2号”
05- Aug.19 05:29:00 UTC - H-2A (F35) 204 5S- QZS-3 ”みちびき3号” (GSO)
06- Oct. 9 22:01:37 UTC- H-2A (F36) 202- QZS-4 ”みちびき4号”

Jun 23  (PSLV-C38) - CE-SAT-1
July 14 - (Soyuz 2-1A) - WNISAT-1R


Japan launch schedule

2017
Nov.28 05:41 UTC  (Soyuz 2-1B) - Idea OSG-1 (ASTROSCALE)
Dec. 23  01:26:22 - 01:48:22 UTC  - H-2A (F37) - GCOM-C,”しきさい (SHIKISAI)” (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) ,”つばめ (TSUBAME)”
Dec. 25  01:00 - 05:15 UTC-  TRICOM-1R (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-5 (SS-520-4 re-flight)

2018
TBD- Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
Mar. - (Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
Aug. - H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Oct. - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? (2018 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback 50kg class satellite×3 (DIWATA-2B, PROITERES-2, ”てんこう”), 1U CubeSats×2(AO-Stars,AUTcube2))
JFY2018 - Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT); 50kg small satellite; 2U and OrigamiSat-1(3U) CubeSats)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (MDG) (Vietnam satellite)
2018  (VEGA: TBD) Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)



2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
Aug. - (TBD) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
2019  TBD - ELSA-d (ASTROSCALE)
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)
NET December 15 - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)


2020
2020 - H-2A  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2), SLIM  (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
2020 - H-2A - Inmarsat-6 F1
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”

2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
2022- Epsilon - DESTINY +


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)  or
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - Solar power sail for Trojan asteroids (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 ?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)-
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate) or
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/18/2017 05:55 pm
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/news/2017/nasa-develops-and-tests-new-housing-for-in-orbit-science-payloads.html
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are scheduled to make their journey to the space station in late 2018 aboard HTV7
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/20/2017 09:27 am
SLS sheduled NET December 15, 2019.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 11/16/2017 05:22 am
https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
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August • H-2B • HTV 7
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 12/09/2017 12:54 am
Performed Japanese space launches on 2017

01- Jan. 14 23:33:00 UTC- SS-520-4 - TRICOM-1 (3U CubeSat) (Launch Failure)
02- Jan. 24 07:44:00 UTC - H-2A (F32) 204 (2nd Commercial Launch) - X-Band defense communication satellite-2 (DSN-2)  “きらめき2号(Kirameki-2)”
03- Mar.17 01:20:00 UTC - H-2A (F33)  202 - IGS Radar-5
04- Jun 1 00:17:46 UTC- H-2A (F34) 202- QZS-2 ”みちびき2号”
05- Aug.19 05:29:00 UTC - H-2A (F35) 204 5S- QZS-3 ”みちびき3号” (GSO)
06- Oct. 9 22:01:37 UTC- H-2A (F36) 202- QZS-4 ”みちびき4号”
Dec. 23  01:26:22  UTC  - H-2A (F37) 202/4S- GCOM-C,”しきさい (SHIKISAI)” (piggyback) SLATS(Supper Low Altitude Test Satellite) ,”つばめ (TSUBAME)”


Jun 23 - (PSLV-C38) - CE-SAT-1
July 14 - (Soyuz 2-1A) - WNISAT-1R
Nov.28 - (Soyuz 2-1B) - Idea OSG-1 (ASTROSCALE)  (Launch failure)


Japan launch schedule


2018
Jan.16 17 21:06:11 -21:30:13 UTC- Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
Dec.28  03:30 - 05:15 UTC NET Mid of Jan. -  TRICOM-1R (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-5 (SS-520-4 re-flight)
Feb. 25 04:00 -06:00 UTC - H-2A - IGS Optical-6
Mar. - (Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
Aug. - H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Oct. - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? (2018 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback 50kg class satellite×3 (DIWATA-2B, PROITERES-2, ”てんこう”), 1U CubeSats×2(AO-Stars,AUTcube2))
JFY2018 Q4- Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT), ALEe and other 50kg small satellite x 1; OrigamiSat-1(3U) and other 2 CubeSats)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-6
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (MDG) (Vietnam satellite)
2018  (VEGA: TBD) Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)



2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
Aug. - (TBD) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
2019  TBD - ELSA-d (ASTROSCALE)
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)
NET December 15 - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)


2020
JFY 2020 - Epsilon (4th flight)  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2), SLIM  (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
2020 - H-2A - Inmarsat-6 F1
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”

2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
2022- Epsilon - DESTINY +
JFY 2022 - H-3  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)  or
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - solar power sail for Trojan asteroids   OKEANOS (Oversize Kite-craft for Exploration and AstroNautics in the Outer Solar system) (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
2017 -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
2017 ?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)-
2017 - Epsilon?? - solar power demonstration satellite
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate) or
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
2020 GCOM-W3 (TBD)
2021 - H-2A - GCOM-W2 (TBD)
2021  - H-2A - GCOM-C2 (TBD)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)

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Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/18/2018 11:38 am
Japanese space launches on 2018
1 Jan. 17 21:06:11 UTC- Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
2.  Feb. 3 05:03:00 UTC -  TRICOM-1R "たすき"(Tasuki) (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-5 (SS-520-4 re-flight)
3.  Feb. 27 04:34:00 UTC - H-2A F38 - IGS Optical-6



April 5- (Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)

Japan launch schedule


2018

June 11 04:00-06:00 UTC - H-2A F39- IGS Radar-6
Mid of September - H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Oct. - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter)
?? (2018 JFY)- H-2A - GOSAT-2 , (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback 50kg class satellite×3 (DIWATA-2B, PROITERES-2, ”てんこう”), 1U CubeSats×2(AO-Stars,AUTcube2))
JFY2018 Q4- Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (HODOYOSHI-2 (RISESAT), ALEe and other 50kg small satellite x 1; OrigamiSat-1(3U) and other 2 CubeSats)
JFY2018  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor mission (→JEM-EF payload)
?? - Epsilon  - Piggy back: MicroDragon (MDG) (Vietnam satellite)
2018  (VEGA: TBD) Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)



2019
Feb. - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
Aug. - (TBD) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
2019  TBD - ELSA(End-of- Life Service by Astroscale)-d (ASTROSCALE)
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)
NET December 15 - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? -  TBD ALEe


2020
JFY 2020 - Epsilon - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2), SLIM  (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
2020 - H-2A - Inmarsat-6 F1
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
2022- Epsilon - DESTINY +
JFY 2022 - H-3  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate) 
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - solar power sail for Trojan asteroids  OKEANOS (Oversize Kite-craft for Exploration and AstroNautics in the Outer Solar system) (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
TBD -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
TBD - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)-
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)


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Title: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 04/23/2018 03:25 pm
Japanese space launches on 2018
1 Jan. 17 21:06:11 UTC- Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
2.  Feb. 3 05:03:00 UTC -  TRICOM-1R "たすき"(Tasuki) (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-5 (SS-520-4 re-flight)
3.  Feb. 27 04:34:00 UTC - H-2A F38 - IGS Optical-6
4.  June 12 04:20:00 UTC - H-2A F39- IGS Radar-6


April 5- (Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)


Japan launch schedule

2018
September 17 (NET)14 20:59:14   13 21:20  10 22:32 UTC - H-2B (F7) - HTV7
Oct. 19 - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter) "みお(MIO)"
Oct. 29 04:08:00 UTC- H-2A F40 - GOSAT-2 "いぶき2号", (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback 50kg class satellite×3 (DIWATA-2B, PROITERES-2, ”てんこう(Tenkou)”), 1U CubeSats×2(Stars-AO"あおい(Aoi)",AUTcube2))
JFY2018 Q4- Epsilon (4th flight) - innovative technology demonstration satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites ( RISESAT(HODOYOSHI-2), ALE-1 and MicroDragon; CubeSats: OrigamiSat-1(3U) and  Aoba VELOX-IV(2U), NEXUS(1U))
 http://www.kenkai.jaxa.jp/kakushin/kakushin01.html
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)


2019
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
Aug. - (TBD) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)
?? - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
2019  TBD - ELSA(End-of- Life Service by Astroscale)-d (ASTROSCALE)
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS
?? -H-2A- JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) (Including Laser comm payload)
NET December 15 - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2019  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor ”HISUIHISUI (Hyperspectral Imager Suite)” (→JEM-EF payload)
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? -  TBD ALEe


2020
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - Epsilon - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
2020 - H-2A - Inmarsat-6 F1
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
JFY 2021 - H-2A - XRISM(X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission)(Formally known X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) or ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)), SLIM  (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
2022- Epsilon - DESTINY +
JFY 2022 - H-3  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
?? - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - solar power sail for Trojan asteroids  OKEANOS (Oversize Kite-craft for Exploration and AstroNautics in the Outer Solar system) (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3 - IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
TBD -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
TBD - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
TBD  (VEGA: TBD) Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)


Changes on April 24
Changes on June 10
Changes on June 12
Changes on July 17
Changes on Aug. 3
Changes on Aug. 9
Changes on Aug. 28
Changes on Sep. 11
Changes on Sep. 13
Changes on Sep. 15
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: tul on 04/27/2018 06:28 pm
What is the status/problem of SERVIS-3?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 06/05/2018 09:34 pm
Cross-post:
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Rocket-

    H-IIA (202?)

Satellites-

    IBUKI-2 (GOSAT-2) (http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/sat/gosat2/)
    KhalifaSat (http://www.khalifasat-thejourney.com/en/technical-specificatons/)
    Diwata 2 (http://phl-microsat.upd.edu.ph/diwata2) (? Could also be named Diwata-2B)
    POITERES 2 (http://www.amsatuk.me.uk/iaru/finished_detail.php?serialnum=566)
    Tenkou (http://www.pref.oita.jp.e.ro.hp.transer.com/soshiki/14200/oitaken-tenkou.html) (? Could be named 'Weather')
    Stars-AO (http://stars.eng.shizuoka.ac.jp/starsao.html) (? Could be named AO-Stars)
    AUTcube 2 (http://www1.aut.ac.jp/~nishio-lab/AUTcube2/index_AUTcube2_E.html)
    ...(? unknown if there are other satellites)
   
   

Launch Date-

    NET October 2018 (As of 16/05/2018)

<snip>
Same launch "month" on https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ .
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 06/10/2018 10:29 am
What is the status/problem of SERVIS-3?

No funding.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 06/12/2018 02:59 pm
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Satellites-

    Tenkou (http://www.pref.oita.jp.e.ro.hp.transer.com/soshiki/14200/oitaken-tenkou.html) (? Could be named 'Weather')

    Stars-AO (http://stars.eng.shizuoka.ac.jp/starsao.html) (? Could be named AO-Stars)
   


Japanese "Tenkou"  means Weather in English.

AO-Stars was change the name to Stars-AO.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 06/30/2018 05:17 pm
Cross-post:
Source: SFN Launch Schedule https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/ , June 29 update

Change/clarification of HTV-7 launch date to September 10.

EDIT 7/15
Launch time = September 10, 22:32 UTC:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/07/20180713_h2bf7.html

Launch Schedule of the H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI7 aboard the H-IIB Vehicle No. 7
July 13, 2018 (JST)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7(H-IIB F7) which carries aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7), the cargo transporter to the International Space Station (ISS). Details are as follows:

Scheduled Date of Launch  : September 11, 2018
Scheduled Time of Launch  : 7:32 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST) *1
Reserved Launch Period     : September 12 through October 31, 2018 *2
Location                           : Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center

*1: The launch time is subject to change as the ISS orbit is updated.
*2: Launch time and date during this period are pending, determined by the ISS operations and other status.
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 08/31/2018 04:34 pm
Cross-post from the GOSAT-2 et. al. launch thread; already updated here:
Scheduled date of Launch : Oct 29 (Mon), 2018
Launch time                     : 13:08 through 13:20 JST
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 09/11/2018 01:32 pm
https://www.nasa.gov/launchschedule/
Quote
Date: September 13, 2018 - 5:21 p.m. Eastern
Mission: HTV-7 Cargo Spacecraft
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 09/12/2018 04:05 pm
Cross-post re: HTV-7; already updated here:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/09/20180912_h2bf7.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Launch Postponed, H-II Transfer Vehicle KOUNOTORI7 aboard H-IIB Vehicle No. 7
Quote
Launch Date: September 15, 2018
Launch Time: around 6:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST)
Reserved Launch Period: September 16 through October 31, 2018

September 15, ~6:00 a.m. JST = September 14, ~21:00 UTC
***

UPDATE EDIT; cross-post; clarification of launch time:
SFN Launch Schedule, updated September 12 (https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/):
Launch time = 20:59:14 UTC, September 14
***

EDITS 9/22 EDT
Follow-up on shifting launch date; cross-posts; already updated here.

ONE
Change to 18:15 UTC, Sept. 21 = 03:15 JST, Sept. 22
JAXA press release:
Quote
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have updated launch schedule of the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7(H-IIB F7) which carries aboard the H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI7" (HTV7), the cargo transporter to the International Space Station (ISS). Necessity arose to investigate the H-IIB F7 propulsion system, forcing MHI and JAXA to cancel the launch previously rescheduled for September 15, 2018. MHI and JAXA have taken the course of action necessary to identify and deal with the cause that the investigation revealed.
The corrective measures which ensued from the investigation have completed. Accordingly, H-IIB F7 launch schedule updates go as follows:
Launch Date:   September 22, 2018
Launch Time:   Around 3:15 a.m. (Japan Standard Time, JST) *1
Reserved Launch Period:   September 23 through October 31, 2018 *2
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/09/20180919_h2bf7.html

TWO
Change to 17:52 UTC, Sept. 22 = 02:52 JST, Sept. 23
https://twitter.com/MHI_LS/status/1042670260631957511
MHI Launch Services‏ @MHI_LS 
Due to an unfavorable weather forecast for the day before and launch day, the launch of H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7 has been rescheduled to around 2:52 a.m. on September 23(Sun.) 2018(JST). #H2BF7
16:02 - 2018年9月20日
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 09/19/2018 02:38 pm
Japanese space launches on 2018
1 Jan. 17 21:06:11 UTC- Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
2.  Feb. 3 05:03:00 UTC -  TRICOM-1R "たすき"(Tasuki) (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-5 (SS-520-4 re-flight)
3.  Feb. 27 04:34:00 UTC - H-2A F38 - IGS Optical-6
4.  June 12 04:20:00 UTC - H-2A F39- IGS Radar-6
5.  Sep. 22 17:52:27 UTC - H-2B (F7) - HTV7


April 5 - (Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
Oct. 20 01:45:28 UTC - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter) "みお(MIO)"

Japan launch schedule

2018
Oct. 29 04:08:00 UTC- H-2A F40 - GOSAT-2 "いぶき2号", (commercial piggyback) KhalifaSat (for UAE) +piggyback 50kg class satellite×32 (DIWATA-2B, PROITERES-2, "てんこう(Tenkou)"), 1U CubeSats×2(Stars-AO"あおい(Aoi)",AUTcube2 "がまキューブ"))
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-1,2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)


2019
Jan. 2019  - Mar. 2019- Epsilon (4th flight) - Innovative technology demonstration Satellite-1 "革新的衛星技術実証1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (RISESAT(HODOYOSHI-2), ALE-1 and MicroDragon; CubeSats: OrigamiSat-1(3U) and Aoba VELOX-IV(2U), NEXUS(1U))
http://www.kenkai.jaxa.jp/kakushin/kakushin01.html
?? - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS including JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1)payload (Including Laser comm payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
NET December 15 - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
JFY2019  - ?-  Hyper spectral sensor ”HISUIHISUI (Hyperspectral Imager Suite)” (→JEM-EF payload)
?? -  TBD ALEe


2020
End of 2019 2020  (Soyuz-2) - ELSA(End-of- Life Service by Astroscale)-d (ASTROSCALE)
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - Epsilon - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)"先進レーダ衛星"
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
2020 - H-2A - Inmarsat-6 F1
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
JFY 2021 - H-2A - XRISM(X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission)(Formally known X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) or ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)), SLIM  (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"
2021 - (TBD) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
2022- Epsilon - DESTINY +
JFY 2022 - H-3  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3


2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"1
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Rader-"Tayouka"1
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-"Tayouka"2
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - solar power sail for Trojan asteroids  OKEANOS (Oversize Kite-craft for Exploration and AstroNautics in the Outer Solar system) (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10
JFY2028 - H-3- Himawari-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
TBD -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
TBD - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
TBD  (VEGA: TBD) Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)


Changes on Sep. 20
Changes on Sep. 24
Changes on Sep. 28
Changes on Oct. 1
Changes on Oct. 7
Changes on Oct. 28
Changes on Oct. 29
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/09/2018 01:17 pm
Cross-posts re: ELSA-d
https://twitter.com/gk_launch/status/1048150905290465280

And:
https://twitter.com/gk_launch/status/1048181009659973632

And:

Planned Russian space launches
(suborbital launches are not included!)

2020
Date – Satellite(s) – Rocket/Upper stage – Cosmodrome – Time

Early - ESLA-d - Soyuz-2 - Baikonur

Changes on October 6

(I'm seeing two different acronym-spellings, even from the same Twitter account.)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: astropl on 10/25/2018 09:22 am
Japanese space launches on 2018

Japan launch schedule

Changes on Nov. 1
Changes on Nov. 7

November? :)
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Salo on 10/26/2018 01:17 pm
https://earth.esa.int/web/guest/missions/esa-future-missions/earthcare#_56_INSTANCE_v9HD_matmp

Quote
EarthCARE is scheduled for launch in 2021.

Is that up to date? Does anyone know?

PS.:
seems to be correct, EarthCARE Fact Sheet at the MPI. PDF from 19.06.2018
https://www.mpimet.mpg.de/fileadmin/staff/luebkeanna/earthcare_factsheet_draft4.pdf

Launch mid 2021
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 10/29/2018 03:08 pm
Japanese space launches on 2018
1.  Jan. 17 21:06:11 UTC- Epsilon (3rd flight)- ASNARO-2
2.  Feb. 3 05:03:00 UTC -  TRICOM-1R "たすき"(Tasuki) (3U CubeSat)- SS-520-5 (SS-520-4 re-flight)
3.  Feb. 27 04:34:00 UTC - H-2A F38 - IGS Optical-6
4.  June 12 04:20:00 UTC - H-2A F39- IGS Radar-6
5.  Sep. 22 17:52:27 UTC - H-2B (F7) - HTV7
6.  Oct. 29 04:08:00 UTC- H-2A F40 - GOSAT-2 "いぶき2号", KhalifaSat, DIWATA-2B,  "てんこう(Tenkou)", 1U CubeSats×2(Stars-AO"あおい(Aoi)",AUTcube2 "がまキューブ")



April 5 - (Ariane 5)- X-Band defense communication satellite-1(DSN-1)  “きらめき1号(Kirameki-1)” (Superbird-8)
Oct. 20 01:45:28 UTC - (Ariane-5ECA) -  BepiColombo MMO (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter) "みお(MIO)"
Dec. 27 (Soyuz-2) - GRUS-1A(Axelspace Corp.)

Japan launch schedule

2019
Jan.17 00:50:20 UTC - Epsilon-4 (ε-4) - RAPIS-1 (RAPid Innovative payload demonstration Satellite 1) "小型実証衛星1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (RISESAT(HODOYOSHI-2), ALE-1 and MicroDragon; CubeSats: OrigamiSat-1(3U) and Aoba VELOX-IV(2U), NEXUS(1U))
http://www.kenkai.jaxa.jp/kakushin/kakushin01.html
?? - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS including JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) payload (Including Laser comm payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
NET December 15 - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
?? -  TBD ALEe


2020
2020 (Soyuz-2) - ELSA(End-of- Life Service by Astroscale)-d (Astroscale)
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - Epsilon - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)"先進レーダ衛星"
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
?? - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
2020 - H-2A - Inmarsat-6 F1
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”
?? - (TBD) -GRUS-2,3 (Axelspace Corp.)

2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
JFY 2021 - H-2A - XRISM(X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission)(Formally known X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) or ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)), SLIM  (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"
2021 - (TBD) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 (or H-2A) - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
2022- Epsilon - DESTINY +
JFY 2022 - H-3  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
?? - H-3 - Inmarsat

2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6 (Under Review)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7 (Under Review)
?? - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
Sep. 2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-"多様化"1
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Rader-"多様化"1
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-"多様化"2
NET JFY2025 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - solar power sail for Trojan asteroids  OKEANOS (Oversize Kite-craft for Exploration and AstroNautics in the Outer Solar system) (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 (Under Review)
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)

2027
JFY2027 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-10
JFY2028 - H-3- Himawari-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-12

Unclear:
TBD -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
NET 2021 - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
TBD  (VEGA: TBD) Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)


Changes on Oct. 30
Changes on Nov. 30
Changes on Dec. 18
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 10/30/2018 12:42 am
Any informed speculation as to which H-2A/B payload will be launched next, and when?
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 11/30/2018 06:02 am
Cross-post:
http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2018/11/20181130_epsilon4.html

Launch of Epsilon-4 with the Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-1 on Board
November 30, 2018 (JST)

National Research and Development Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch Epsilon-4, the forth Epsilon Launch Vehicle with the innovation satellite technology on board. The launch schedule is as follows.
 
Launch date                  : January 17, 2019 (JST)
Launch Window             : 9:50:20 a.m. through 9:59:37 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : January 18 through January 31, 2019
Launch site                   : The JAXA Uchinoura Space Center

January 17, 2019, 9:50 a.m. JST = same date, 0050 UTC
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 12/07/2018 11:31 pm
Cross-post:
Launch of the first GRUS micro-satellite
https://www.axelspace.com/en/info_/20181207/press_20181207_en/
Launch Date              December 27, 2018 (subject to weather conditions)
Launch Vehicle             Soyuz-2
Launch Site                Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: Fuji on 01/15/2019 12:50 pm
Japanese space launches on 2019
1.  Jan. 18 00:50:20 UTC- Epsilon-4 (ε-4) - RAPIS-1 (RAPid Innovative payload demonstration Satellite 1) "小型実証衛星1号機" + piggyback small Satellites (RISESAT(HODOYOSHI-2), ALE-1 and MicroDragon; CubeSats: OrigamiSat-1(3U) and Aoba VELOX-IV(2U), NEXUS(1U))


Japan launch schedule

2019
NET September - H-2B (F8) - HTV8
?? - H-2A - Data relay satellite for IGS including JDRS-1(Japanese Data Relay Satellite-1) payload (Including Laser comm payload)
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-7
?? -  TBD ALEe


2020
NET April - (Soyuz-2) - GRUS-1B, 1C  (Axelspace Corp.), Fukui Prefectural Satellite
2020 (Soyuz-2) - ELSA(End-of- Life Service by Astroscale)-d (Astroscale)
JFY 2020 - H-2A - ALOS-3 advanced optical earth observation satellite "先進光学衛星"
JFY 2020 - Epsilon - innovative technology demonstration satellite-2 "革新的衛星技術実証2号機"
JFY 2020 - H-3 Test Flight#1 (to SSO) - ALOS-4 (Advanced Radar Satellite)"先進レーダ衛星"
June - (SLS) - EQUULEUS (Equilibrium Lunar-Earth point 6U Spacecraft) (6U Cubesat), OMOTENASHI (Outstanding Moon exploration Technologies demonstrated by Nano Semi-Hard Impactor) (6U Cubesat)
?? - H-2B (F9)(Last flight) - HTV9
?? - H-2A- QZS-1 Follow-on
July - September - H-2A - Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Hope (Commercial launch for UAE)
2020 - H-2A - Inmarsat-6 F1
TBD - TBD - IGS Optical ORS type
TBD - TBD- X-Band defense communication satellite-3(DSN-3)  “きらめき3号(Kirameki-3)”


2021
JFY 2021 - H-3 Test Flight#2 (to GTO)- ETS (Engineering Test Satellite) -9
JFY 2021 - H-2A - XRISM(X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission)(Formally known XARM or ASTRO-H2 (Hitomi-2)), SLIM  (Smart Lander for Investigating Moon)
?? - H-3  (to LEO) - HTV-X1
2021 - (TBD) - EarthCARE (ESA/JAXA Joint development)


2022
JFY2022 - H-3 - GOSAT-3
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-7
?? - H-3 - HTV-X2  (Under Review)
2022- Epsilon - DESTINY +
JFY 2022 - H-3  - X-Band military telecommunications satellite-3
?? - H-3 - Inmarsat
JFY 2022 - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-3 "革新的衛星技術実証3号機"

2023
?? - H-2A - IGS Optical-8
?? - H-2A - IGS Radar-8
?? - H-3 - HTV-X3  (Under Review)
??- H-2A or H-3 - Next Himawari (Under Review)
?? -H-3 SOLAR-C (Mission candidate)
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-5
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-6
2023-2024- H-3 - QZS-7

H-2A rocket will be retired JFY2023.

2024
Sep. 2024 - H-3 - Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) (Phobos sample return mission)
JFY 2024 -  - Epsilon  - innovative technology demonstration satellite-4 "革新的衛星技術実証4号機"

2025
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-"多様化"1
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Optical-9
JFY2025 - H-3 - IGS Rader-"多様化"1
NET JFY2025 - H-3 (TBD) - solar power sail for Trojan asteroids  OKEANOS (Oversize Kite-craft for Exploration and AstroNautics in the Outer Solar system) (Mission candidate)

2026
?? - H-3 - advanced optical earth observation satellite-2 "先進光学衛星後継機1"
JFY 2027 - H-3 - ALOS-3 follow on (Radar)
JFY2026 - H-3 - IGS Optical-"多様化"2

2027
JFY 2027 - H-3 - Advanced Radar Satellite"先進レーダ衛星後継機1"
JFY2027 - H-3 - Lite Bird  (Sun-Earth L2) (Mission candidate)

2027 or 2028
?? -  H-3  - SPICA

2028
JFY2028 - H-3- IGS Radar-9
JFY2028 - H-3- Himawari-10

2029
JFY2029 - H-3 - IGS Optical-10
JFY2029 - H-3- IGS Radar-10

2031
JFY2031 - H-3 - IGS Optical-11
JFY2031 - H-3 - ETS-10

2033
JFY2033 - H-3 - IGS Optical-12


2034
JFY2034 - H-3- IGS Radar-11


Unclear:
TBD -H-2A piggyback(TBD) SERVIS-3
NET 2021 - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite A (JV-LOTUSat-1)
?? - Epsilon?? - Vietnamese Earth Observation Satellite B (JV-LOTUSat-2)
TBD  (VEGA: TBD) Nano-JASMINE (to SSO)
NET2022- Epsilon - Small-JASMINE (to SSO) (Mission Candidate)
2020-2025- H-2A or H-3 (dual Launch) - JASMINE (to L2)
?? - TBD - formally known SELENE-2 (Under review: collaboration with NASA'S RPM program)
2020-2024 - H-3 - MELOS (TBD)
??  - H-3 - Mars Aerocaptuer Demo (TBD)


Changes on Jan. 15
Changes on Feb. 16
Changes on Mar. 14
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 01/15/2019 03:30 pm
Cross-post; one day launch delay, already updated here:
Due to an unfavorable weather forecast, the launch of Epsilon Rocket F4 has been rescheduled to Jan 18 (JST) .

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2019/01/20190115_epsilon4_j.html

Launch date                  : January 18, 2019 (JST)
Launch Window             : 9:50:20 a.m. through 9:59:37 a.m. (JST)
Reserved Launch Period : January 19 through February 28, 2019

http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2019/01/files/20190115_epsilon4.pdf
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: starbase on 02/14/2019 02:16 pm
HTV-8 NET September 2019

Source: https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-schedule/
Title: Re: Japanese launch schedule
Post by: zubenelgenubi on 03/12/2019 05:04 pm
Cross-post re: launch of GRUS-1B and 1C, and Fukui Prefectural Satellite:
http://gklaunch.ru/en/news/two-grus-satellites-and-the-fukui-prefectural-satellite-to-be-launched-in-2020/
Quote
12 March 2019
TWO GRUS SATELLITES AND THE FUKUI PREFECTURAL SATELLITE TO BE LAUNCHED IN 2020

Following the launch of the first GRUS micro-satellite (GRUS-1A) on December 27th, 2018, Axelspace Corporation has decided to launch two more satellites of the same type (GRUS-1B and GRUS-1C).
Moreover, Axelspace and the Fukui Satellite Technology & Research Association (FSTRA), which have been collaborating on the development of a “Fukui Prefectural Satellite”, will launch it with same rocket as GRUS-1B/1C. The development framework and schedule have also been agreed upon.
GRUS-1B/1C and the Fukui Prefectural Satellite will all become part of Axelspace’s AxelGlobe infrastructure, aiming to eventually capture imagery of the whole Earth landmass every day. After the launch the number of satellites in AxelGlobe will grow to four, greatly increasing the platform’s imaging capabilities. Axelspace will manage the Fukui Satellite as part of the GRUS constellation to achieve the highest efficiency.
The Fukui Satellite will be the first AxelGlobe satellite not owned by Axelspace (it will be the property of the FSTRA). While owning only one satellite, the FSTRA will enjoy a higher image capturing frequency of its areas of interest thanks to the capacity shared by GRUS-1A/1B/1C. At the same time, by using the Fukui Prefectural Satellite’s capacity to its fullest, Axelspace will be able to obtain imagery of areas outside the FSTRA’s areas of interest.
By using this kind of win-win collaboration model with other organizations, Axelspace is aiming for an early completion of AxelGlobe.

Launch details below are the details of the launch of GRUS-1B, GRUS-1C and of the Fukui Prefectural Satellite.

Rocket:  Soyuz-2

Launch site:  Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Orbit:  Sun-synchronous, 600 km altitude

Launch operator: GK Launch Services

Launch period:  from Q2 2020