Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched RAISE-3 and 7 other payloads onboard an Epsilon rocket. A set of five CubeSats flew alongside the main payload. The launch was unsuccessful. The flight was terminated prior to third stage ignition.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is launching a communications satellite to Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) for Inmarsat, the leading satellite communications company. This satellite, I-6 F1, is the first of two in the I-6 series of satellites, and is different from previous satellites operated by Inmarsat. This satellite will operate in both the L-band and Ka-band.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is launching the third in a sequence of three Intelligence Gathering Satellites (IGS), called Optical 7, on an H-IIA 202 rocket provided by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).