Looking ahead as Japan explores our Solar System...
Future Space Explorations by Japan
Satellites Rockets Surveying the Moon Exploring Planets
Japan's four-stage, solid-fuel, M-5 rocket allows Japan to send probes away from Earth into deep space. The Asian nation plans to use the rocket to carry a flurry of new missions out there. And its H2a rocket allows Japan to send large payloads to Earth orbit.
Japan's interplanetary probe Nozomi arrives at Mars in 2004 in this artist's view.
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