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Operator JAXA
Mission type Orbiter \ lander \ rover
Launch date 2017[1]
Launch vehicle H-2A
Satellite of The Moon
Mass 30-kilogram rover

SELENE-2 , or the Selenological and Engineering Explorer 2, is a planned Japanese robotic mission to the moon that will include an orbiter, a lander and a rover. It is expected to be launched in 2017[1] as a successor to the 2007 Kaguya (SELENE) moon orbiter.[2]


  • Orbiter 1
  • Lander 2
  • Rover 3
  • Penetrators 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The orbiter will weigh 700 kg.[1]


The lander will weigh 1,000 kg. It will be able to have 200 kg of payload. Its mission will last two weeks.[1]


The rover will weigh 100 kg. Its mission will last two weeks. One of its instruments will be from South Korea.[1]


One option JAXA was investigating in 2006, was to integrate a small data relay satellite and penetrators into the mission.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Srinivas Laxman (2012-07-16). "Japan SELENE-2 Lunar Mission Planned For 2017". Asian Scientist. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Moon lander SELENE-2". JAXA Space Exploration Center. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ Tatsuaki Hashimoto (May 2006). "Robotic Lunar Exploration Scenario" (.PDF). JAXA. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 

External links

  • Manabu Kato, The Current Status of the Japanese Penetrator Mission Lunar-A, ISAS/JAXA, Information about the penetrator tests.

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