LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Sep 14 2007
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Kaguya

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

September 13, 2007 at 9:31 PM EDT

(September 14, 2007 at 1:31 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

September 13, 2007 at 9:31 PM EDT

(September 14, 2007 at 1:31 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

September 13, 2007 at 9:31 PM EDT

(September 14, 2007 at 1:31 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

    Loading...
    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Lunar Exploration
    • Kaguya, also known as SELENE, was the second Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft. Kaguya usede a suite of 15 instruments to gather scientific data on lunar origins and evolution. The main orbiter was accompanied by two smaller satellites: a relay satellite Okina and a satellite Ouna for Very Long Baseline Interferometry observations. Kaguya orbited the Moon for a year and eight months and then ended the mission via a planned impact on the lunar surface.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Tanegashima, Japan

    Pad

    Yoshinobu Launch Complex