H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)

image of H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)

Country : JPN
In Use: True
Capability: Cargo Earth Orbit Logistics
Maiden Flight: 2009-09-10
Human Rated: False
Crew Capacity: 0
Launcher used: H-II
Agency: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Agency description: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is Japan's national aero-space agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. JAXA launch their Epsilon vehicle from the Uchinoura Space Center and their H-II vehicles from the Tanegashima Space Center."
Agency founded: 2003
Type of Agency: Government
Agency admninistrator: Administrator: Hiroshi Yamakawa

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