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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA) launched \\\\\\\"KAGUYA (SELENE)\\\\\\\" by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle at 10:31:01 a.m. on September 14, 2007 (JST) from Tanegashima Space Center. The major objectives of the \\\\\\\"KAGUYA\\\\\\\" mission are to obtain scientific data of the lunar origin and evolution and to develop the technology for the future lunar exploration. \\\\\\\"KAGUYA\\\\\\\" consists of a main orbiting satellite at about 100km altitude and two small satellites (Relay Satellite and VRAD Satellite) in polar orbit. The orbiters will carry instruments for scientific investigation of the Moon, on the Moon, and from the Moon.