Japanese JAXA Digital Archves

The JAXA Digital Archives has been updated to a new system, and this site may not be displayed correctly, or some functions may not work properly in Safari®.
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It may take a week or so to process your application and provide data. Thank you for your cooperation.

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 "Photo" 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® 10
  • Internet Explorer® 11.0 or higher
  • Mozilla® Firefox®
  • Microsoft® Edge®
  • Google® Chrome®
Users of Mac OS
  • Mozilla® Firefox®
  • Google® Chrome®

* Microsoft®, Windows® 7, Windows® 10 and Internet Explorer® 11.0 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.
* Google® Chrome® is a brand name or a registered trademark of Google LLC in the US and other countries.
* All the videos are available in the MP4 file format. They may not be able to be played if you use a browser other than a recommended browser.

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.

Setting of Cookie

To fully enjoy the JAXA Digital Archives, you need to set up your browser to Accept Cookies. If your browser does not accept Cookies:
-you may not be able to place an image or video into the shopping cart; and
-even when you press the shopping cart button to add a material to the cart, it may not be reflected on the shopping cart page.
Please check the Help menu, etc. of your browser for the setting of Cookies.

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

Since all movies are in mp4 files, you need to install a standard movie player.

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.