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XRISM & SLIM - Space launch mission detailed information

MISSION NAME

XRISM & SLIM

Status

TBD

DATE

30 APR 2023

LAUNCH PROVIDER

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Launch Pad

Yoshinobu Launch Complex

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Description

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.

H-IIA 202

H-IIA 202

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Rocket Description

H-IIA (H2A) is an active expendable launch system operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The liquid-fueled H-IIA rockets have been used to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, to launch a lunar orbiting spacecraft, and to launch Akatsuki, which studied the planet Venus. Launches occur at the Tanegashima Space Center.

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