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.)