Location: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center
1The 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.
More than 6,000 satellites have been sent into orbit around the Earth since the space industry’s inception some 60 years ago, according to NASA. And a report from the Satellite Industry Association claims an average of 144 were deployed every year between 2012 and 2016. That’s an increase of 53% over the prior five-year period and part of the booming global space economy, which is now valued at US$339.1 billion.Read More
The space business has been revitalized in recent years with several new ventures being developed in places not associated with traditional industry leaders in Europe, Japan, Russia and the US. This new diversity has expanded the commercial potential of the sector, opening up a wealth of fresh business possibilities, which have received support from both government and private sources.Read More
Since 2003, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has worked closely with the Japanese government and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to develop its acclaimed H-IIB launch vehicle.
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