Japanese JAXA Digital Archves

Suspension of JAXA Imagery Provision Service for a fee (July 2016)


How to use

JAXA Digital Archives

JAXA Digital Archives is a website where you can look at images of JAXA projects. You can search for images by selecting a category or inputting a keyword, such as "launch vehicle," "rocket launch scene," satellite/explore CG," and "latest observation data." If you wish to use our image material, please read the "Conditions for Material Use" first.



Search by category

If you wish to search for images by selecting a category, such as Launch Vehicle, Satellite/Explore, please click "Still image" or "Video" first.



Search by keywords

If you wish to search images by keywords, please click "Advanced Search."



Recommended browser

To use the JAXA Digital Archives, the following browsers are recommended. Some old browsers may not correctly show our website.

Users of Windows® 7, Windows Vista® or Windows® XP
  • Internet Explorer® 7.0 or higher
  • Mozilla® Firefox® 3.5 or higher
Users of Mac OS X
  • Safari™ 4 or higher
  • Mozilla® Firefox® 3.5 or higher

* Microsoft®, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP and Internet Explorer® 7.0 is a brand name or a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation of the United States in the US and other countries.
* Mac OS® and Safari™ is a brand name of Apple Computerm Inc. in the US and other countries.
* Mozilla® Firefox® is a brand name or a registered trademark of Mozilla Foundation in the US and other countries.



JavaScript and CSS (Style Sheet)

The JAXA Website uses CCS (Style sheet.) The site may be displayed very differently if your browser does not correspond to CSS or if CSS is set to off.
Also part of our website uses JavaScript. In order to enjoy our website, please set JavaScript to on through your browser.



Character Set (Character Code)

JAXA Digital Archives uses "Shift JIS" code for the Japanese pages on its Website and "ISO 8859-1" for the English pages. If you experience any gremlins when viewing this site, please set your Browser's character setting (encode) to "Japanese (Shift JIS)" or "Western European Language (ISO)", and refresh your page.



If you cannot play a video/movie

To play a video/movie on JAXA Digital Archives, please install the following plug-in software beforehand.

  • Flash Video images are in the Flash Video format.
    Please download Adobe® Flash® Player from the Adobe Systems Incorporated website.
  • Windows Media Video images are in the Windows Media Video format.
    For Windows, please download Microsoft® Windows Media® Player from the Microsoft Corporation website. (Windows Media® Player 11 or above is recommended.)
    For MacOS X, please download Windows Media® Components for QuickTime (Flip4Mac™) from the Microsoft Corporation website.
* Adobe® Flash® Player is a brand name or a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the US and other countries.
* Windows Media® Player is a brand name or a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation of the United States in the US and other countries.


You may not be able to watch an image due to access congestion. In such a case, please wait for a while and try again. Thank you very much for your cooperation.