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Japan

Japan has an important space program conducted by NASDA (National Space Development Agency) and ISAS (Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science). Japan plans to integrate NASDA, ISAS and NAL into a new single entity by fiscal year 2003.

External resources


http://www.jaxa.jp/index_e.html


Satellites launched

1970
Ohsumi

1971
Tansei 1
Shinsei

1972
Denpa

1974
Tansei 2

1975
Taiyo
Kiku 1 (ETS 1)

1976
Ume 1 (ISS 1)

1977
Tansei 3
Kiku 2 (ETS 2)
Himawari 1 (GMS 1)
Sakura 1 (CS 1A)

1978
Kyokko (Exos A)
Ume 2 (ISS 2)
Yuri 1 (BSE)
Jikiken (Exos B)

1979
Ayame 1 (ECS 1)
Hakucho (Corsa B)

1980
Tansei 4
Ayame 2 (ECS 2)

1981
Kiku 3 (ETS 4)
Hinotori (Astro A)
Himawari 2 (GMS 2)

1982
Kiku 4 (ETS 3)

1983
Sakura 2A (CS 2A)
Tenma (Astro B)
Sakura 2B (CS 2B)

1984
Yuri 2A (BS 2A)
Ohzora (Exos C)
Himawari 3 (GMS 3)

1986
Yuri 2B (BS 2B)
Ajisai (EGP)
Fuji 1A (JAS 1A)

1987
Ginga (Astro C)
Momo 1A (MOS 1A)
ETS 5

1988
Sakura 3A (CS 3A)
Sakura 3B (CS 3B)

1989
Akebono (Exos D)
Jcsat 1
Superbird A1
Himawari 4 (GMS 4)

1990
Jcsat 2
Hiten (Muses A) & Hagoromo: lunar probes
Momo 1B (MOS 1B)
Debut
Fuji 1B (JAS 1B)
Yuri 3A (BS 3A)

1991
Yuri 3B (BS 3B)
Solar A (Yohkoh)

1992
JERS 1
Superbird B1
Geotail
Superbird A2

1993
Astro D

1994
Ryusei
Myojo
Yuri 3N

1995
SFU
GMS 5
Jcsat 3
N Star A

1996
Adeos 1 (Midori)
Fuji 2

1997
Haruka (Muses B)
Jcsat 4
Bsat 1A
Superbird C
ETS 7
Jcsat 5

1998
Kakehashi (Comets)
Bsat 1B
Nozomi (Planet B)

1999
Jcsat 6

2000
Superbird 4
Ldrex

2001
Bsat 2A
Bsat 2B
LRE

2002
MDS 1
Dash
Jcsat 8
N Star c
Users
DRTS W (Kodama)
Adeos 2 (Midori 2)
Weos (Kantakun)
Micro Labsat

2003
IGS 1A
IGS 1B
Muses C (Hayabusa)
Cute 1
Cubesat XI-IV
Servis 1
Bsat 2C

2004
Mbsat
Superbird 6

2005
Mtsat 1R (Himawari 6)
Astro E2 (Suzaku)
Oicets (Kirari)
Index (Reimei)
Cubesat XI-V

2006
Alos (daichi)
Mtsat 2 (Himawari 7)
Astro F (Akari)
Cute 1.7
Jcsat 9
Jcsat 10
IGS 3A
Solar B (Hinode)
Hit-Sat
ETS 8 (Kiku 8)

2007
IGS 3B
IGS 3V
Bsat 3A
Selene (Kaguya)

2008
Winds (Kizuna)
Cute 1.7 II
Seeds 2
Superbird 7

2009
Gosat 1 (Ibuki)
Prism
SDS 1
Kagayaki
Sohla 1
Spritesat
Stars
KKS 1
Jcsat 12
IGS 5A

2010
Negai Star
Waseda Sat 2
KSat
Servis 2
QZSS 1 (Michibiki)
Bsat 3b

2011
Bsat 3c
IGS 5B
IGS 7A

2012
Jcsat 13
Gcom W1 (Shizuku)
SDS 4
Horyu 2
Proiteres

2013
IGS 8A
IGS 8B
Sprint A
Wnisat 1

2014
Shindaisat
ITF 1
GPM
Opusat
Teikyosat 3
Invader
Ksat 2
Stars 2
Alos 2
Uniform 1
Socrates 1
Rising 2
Sprout
Hodoyoshi 3
Hodoyoshi 4
GMS 8
Asnaro 1
Hodoyoshi 1
Chubusat 1
Qsat EOS
Tsubame

2015
IGS Radar Spare
IGS optical 5

2016
Astro H
Chubusat 2
Chubusat 3
Horyu 4
Jcsat 14
Jcsat 16
GMS 9


Main programs


Astro
Ayame
ETS
Fuji
GMS
Jcsat
Momo
N Star
Sakura
Superbird
Tansei
Yuri

Launch programs


ISAS launch vehicles (Mu series)
NASDA launch vehicles (N and H series)

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