Majuro to monitor rocket launch

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency team with the rocket monitoring equipment at the airport. Photo: Hilary Hosia.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency team with the rocket monitoring equipment at the airport. Photo:
Hilary Hosia.


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has located a mobile vehicle at Amata Kabua International Airport to monitor a rocket launch from Japan next month.

JAXA is engaged in space exploration for economic development, quality of life improvements, and safety and security.

It operates several satellites that monitor climate change globally, and has developed rockets to launch the satellites into orbits around the earth.

Last week, the Japan Embassy held a ceremony to present JAXA’s mobile station at the airport and to express appreciation to the RMI for approving the temporary location of the equipment at the airport.

Minister of T&C Mike Halferty joined with Japan Ambassador Hideyuki Mitsuoka for the program. JAXA Director of Range Technology Development was also on hand to offer technical details about the mobile monitoring vehicle.

Read more about this in the December 2, 2016 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.