Next Spaceflight



RAISE-2 & Others

Launch Time
Tue Nov 09, 2021 00:55 UTC


Epsilon PBS
Status: Active
Price: $39.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 1,612 kN
Payload to LEO: 700 kg
Stages: 4
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 26.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 2.5 m
Fairing Height: 9.19 m

Mission Details


RAISE-2 (RApid Innovative payload demonstration Satellite-2) is a satellite for on-orbit demonstrations of six demonstration components and equipment selected by public solicitation. The satellite will be operated in response to requests from the demonstration theme proposers, and will provide experimental data of the demonstration devices and environmental data during the experiments.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 110 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


HIBARI will test a new satellite attitude control technique (VSAC), which provides rapid satellite orientation, but also offers high stability. If the experiment is successful, this new method could become very competitive for remote sensing and astronomical observation satellites.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 55 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


The satellite will demonstrate a technology that will enable a more accurate observation of heat sources by superimposing images taken at several different wavelengths, using a near-infrared and far-infrared camera, in order to develop an orbital constellation for monitoring terrestrial infrastructures.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 46 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


DRUMS is a satellite designed to develop instruments for the observation, approach and capture of orbital debris. In the future, several space debris removal satellites are expected to be launched.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 62 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


TeikyoSat-4 will test a new satellite platform capable of automatically performing biology, mechanical engineering or physics experiments using space microgravity.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 52 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


- ASTERISC is equipped with a large membrane-like dust sensor, which will be used for the observation and study of orbital dust.

- ARICA is a test satellite for communication with commercial satellites such as Iridium or GlobalStar, which will then establish a link between these satellites and the ground. The 1U CubeSat is also equipped with a gamma-ray detector, a completely new technology that has never been tried before.

- NanoDragon is a satellite that will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of a new on-board computer for CubeSats (OBC).

- KOSEN-1 is a satellite intended to be used for radio observation of Jupiter thanks to a CubeSat specially designed and equipped to be very precise in its orientation, equipped with two ultra-thin reaction wheels, as well as a new software system. It will deploy a 7m long antenna to study Jupiter.

Payloads: 4
Total Mass: 12 kg
Sun-Synchronous Orbit


Mu Pad, Uchinoura Space Center, Japan



109th orbital launch attempt

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

8th mission
1st mission of 2021
7th successful mission
5th consecutive successful mission


5th mission
1st mission of 2021
5th successful mission