Launch Schedule

JAXA has been developing and launching various scientific and practical satellites including meteorological and communication satellites, and they are useful for clarifying space science mysteries and for the benefit of our daily lives. JAXA continues its efforts to develop satellites that can contribute to acquiring cutting-edge technologies and solving global environmental problems. JAXA's technologies learned from such a development experience and acquired data are utilized for the expansion of industry and for the improvement of our quality of life. In addition, JAXA is also launching the “KOUNOTORI” (HTV), a pivotal cargo transporter to the International Space Station. The transportation means for satellites and space transporters to go to space are launch vehicles. The following is the launch schedule of JAXA’s satellites and transporters for future space development and technological research.

Upcoming Launch Vehicle and Satellite Launches

Page last updated: September 11, 2020
Launch DateMission
FY2020 Japanese Data Relay System "JDRS" (A data relay satellite.)
FY2021 or later Advanced Land Observing Satellite-3 (ALOS-3)
H3 Launch Vehicle TF1
The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-2
Next Generation Vehicle "HTV-X1"
H3 Launch Vehicle TF2
X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM)
Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM)
DESTINY+
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4)
Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer / Cloud Profiling Radar (EarthCARE/CPR)
The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-3
Engineering Test Satellite-9
Next Generation Vehicle "HTV-X2"
Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)
Japan Astrometry Satellite Mission for INfrared Exploration (JASMINE)
Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle (GOSAT-GW)
The Innovative Satellite Technology Demonstoration-4
Martian Moons eXploration (MMX)
* This plan is a target project by JAXA. Therefore, it is subject to change due to the actual budget status and project development progress.

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