Launch Schedule

JAXA has developed a series of weather satellites - the Himawari telecommunications satellite and other satellites of various applications for the benefit of our daily lives. JAXA continues its efforts to build on the most advanced technologies and to develop satellites that are helping solve global environmental problems. JAXA's technologies are used for the expansion of industry and for the improvement of our quality of life. These satellites are put into space by H-IIA and M-V launch vehicles.

Upcoming Launch Vehicle and Satellite Launches

May 24, 2014 Updated
Launch Date Launch Vehicle Mission
FY2014 or later Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer / Cloud Profiling Radar (EarthCARE/CPR)
Global Change Observation Mission - Climate "GCOM-C"
Mercury Exploration Mission "BepiColombo"
X-ray Astronomy Satellite "ASTRO-H"
Asteroid Explorer "Hayabusa2"
H-II Transfer Vehicle "KOUNOTORI"5 (HTV5)
* This plan is a target project by JAXA based on the annual budget of Japanese Fiscal Year 2011. Therefore, it is subject to change due to the actual budget status and project development progress.