H-IIA | XARM & SLIM

H-IIA | XARM & SLIM

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Tanegashima, Japan

X-Ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) is a replacement for the Hitomi satellite that malfunctioned few weeks after the launch. Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) is a lunar probe that will target a landing on a small crater in Mare Nectaris, an area located near the moon’s equator on the side facing Earth.

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan's national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. JAXA launch their Epsilon vehicle from the Uchinoura Space Center and their H-II vehicles from the Tanegashima Space Center.

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H-IIA


Height 53.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 6000 kg

Liftoff Thrust 1078 kN

Diameter 4.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 15000 kg

Liftoff Mass 445 Tonnes


Launch Success 1

Consecutive Success 1

Maiden Flight 2001-08-29

Launch Failures 0


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