Uchinoura Space Center
Uchinoura Space Center, Japan, 〒893-1402 Kagoshima-ken, Kimotsuki-gun, Kimotsuki-chō, 肝付町Minamikata, 1791−13
The Uchinoura Space Center is a space launch facility near the Japanese town of Kimotsuki in the Kagoshima Prefecture. It was established in 1962 and initially supported sub-orbital mission operations before upgrading to orbital launches of the Mu and M-V rockets, supporting scientific satellites. Uchinoura hosted its first launch of the Epsilon Rocket in 2013 and continues to be used for sounding rockets and also provides communications assets for interplanetary missions.