Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency | H-IIA 202 | XRISM & SLIM
X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM), formerly the 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.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | H3-22 | H3 Test Flight 2
New test flight of the H3 ordered following the failure of the inaugural launch of H3 in March 2023 with ALOS-3. Dummy payload will be carried instead, with possible opportunities of secondary payloads being considered.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | H3-30 | Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4)
The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-4 (ALOS-4) is a Japanese satellite designed to observe the Earth’s surface using a phased array type L-band synthetic aperture radar (PALSAR-3).
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries | H3 | DSN 3 (Kirameki 3)
DSN 3, also known as Kirameki 3, is a geostationary communications satellite to be used for military communications by the Japanese military.