JAXA will launch the lunar orbiter SELENE on a H-IIA Launch Vehicle from Tanegashima Space Center in the summer of 2007. SELENE stands for SELenological and ENgineering Explorer, which consists of three separate spacecraft — a main spacecraft that will circle the Moon in an elliptical orbit and two small relay satellites that will assume a polar orbit. This project that aims to collect closely featured scientific data on the formation of the moon and its transitional history up to today, which is the biggest lunar exploration project since the Apollo Project.
JAXA is now accepting public names and messages to deliver to the moon aboard the SELENE. Fly your wishes to the Moon now!