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  • JAXA’s H-IIA with IGS Radar 5 delayed by 1 day

    Derek RichardsonMarch 14th, 2017

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has delayed the launch of its H-IIA rocket with the Information Gathering Satellite (IGS) Radar 5 reconnaissance satellite by one day due to weather. Liftoff is now targeted for 9:20 p.m. EDT March 16 (01:20 GMT March 17), 2017.

  • Japanese reconnaissance satellite set for Thursday launch atop H-IIA rocket

    Curt GodwinMarch 13th, 2017

    Preparations are underway at JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center for the launch of the IGS-RADAR-5 radar reconnaissance satellite. The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA rocket, in the 202 configuration, is set to launch within a 2-hour window opening at 9:00 p.m. EDT March 15 (01:00 GMT March 16), 2017.

  • JAXA’s ALOS-2 mission successfully launches aboard H-IIA

    Jacques van OeneMay 24th, 2014

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) celebrated its second successful launch of 2014. The H-IIA launch vehicle successfully lifted off from the legendary Tanegashima Space Center right on schedule at 12:05 Japanese local time (0305 GMT). The payload for this mission was the Daichi-2 (ALOS-2) radar imaging¬† satellite and will be used for disaster monitoring and […]

  • JAXA set to launch DAICHI-2 (ALOS-2) into orbit aboard H-IIA F24

    Jacques van OeneMay 22nd, 2014

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are set to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 24 (H-IIA F24) with the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 – “DAICHI-2” – (ALOS-2)¬†on May 24 at 12:05:14 p.m. (Japan Standard Time).

  • Cupid’s got nothing on Proton as rocket delivers Turksat-4A to orbit

    Jason RhianFebruary 14th, 2014

    The steppes of Kazakhstan trembled under the fury unleashed by an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Briz-M rocket. Liftoff occurred at 4:09 p.m. EST (21:09 GMT) from the Baikonur, Cosmodrome’s Launch Pad 24. The payload for today’s launch was the Turksat-4A communications satellite which will provide a variety of services to points in Europe, Central […]

  • ILS prepares Valentine’s Day treat with launch of Turksat 4A on Proton rocket

    Jason RhianFebruary 13th, 2014

    The jointly-owned launch service provider International Launch Services (ILS) is poised to send the Turksat 4A communications satellite orbit on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14. ILS will launch the commercial spacecraft atop a Proton Briz-M rocket at 4:09 p.m. EST (2109 GMT) from Baikonur Cosmodrone located in Kazakhstan. This will be the first time that […]