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H-IIA Rocket No. 25 will be launched with Geostationary Meteorological Satellite on Oct 7

| Kagoshima News, Kyushu News, Science and Technology News | 08/13/2014

H-IIA Launch Vehicle

Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 25
Date: Aug 7, 2014
Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 25 (H-IIA F25) with the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite “Himawari-8” onboard in the following schedule.

Scheduled date of Launch Oct. 7 (Tuesday), 2014 (Japan Standard Time)
Launch time 2:16 thru 6:16 p.m. (Japan Standard Time)
Launch site Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

About H-IIA Launch Vehicle
Leading edge, efficient and economical technology Japanese main large-scale launch vehicle, H-IIA

H-IIA, Japan’s primary large-scale launch vehicle, is designed to meet diverse launch demands, at lower cost and with a high degree of reliability, by making the best use of the H-II launch-vehicle technology. The simplified design and improved efficiency of the manufacturing and launch processes of H-IIA have achieved one of the highest performance to cost ratio of launch system in the world, reducing the cost of launches by a half or more.

H-IIA launch service operations have been transferred to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD. ahead of the launch of H-IIA Flight 13. JAXA is in charge of launch safety management (including ground safety confirmation, flight safety assurance, and overall countdown control and supervision.)

H-IIA Launch Vehicle – Major Characteristics

H-IIA Launch Vehicle – Launch Step and Course

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