Launch Postponement of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 with Hayabusa2 Onboard

JAXA-H-IIA-launchvehicle-topics 20120518

The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 26 (H-IIA F26) with the Asteroid Explorer “Hayabusa2” onboard has been rescheduled as clouds including a freezing layer (please refer to the following figure) that exceeds the restrictions for suitable weather are forecast to be generated at around the scheduled launch time on November 30 (Sun.), 2014 (Japan Standard Time.)
The new launch day will be no earlier than December 1 (Mon.), 2014 (JST).

Continue reading

Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2) Regular Provision of Observation Data


The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) began regular provision of the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2) observation data today as we have completed its initial functional confirmation and calibration operations as scheduled. The DAICHI-2 was launched on May 24, 2014. Data is expected to be utilized for understanding post-disaster situations, monitoring deforestation, and observing sea ice in the Sea of Okhotsk and Polar Regions. (Please referee to the attached.)

Continue reading