SFU & Himawari 5

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit Yoshinobu Launch Complex Tanegashima, Japan

SFU (Space Flyer Unit) was a Japanese space laboratory launched by the same H-2 + SSB rocket that launched GMS 5. It carried an infrared telescope (IRTS), and instruments and supplies for microgravity experiments. Himawari 5 was a Japanese geostationary meteorological satellite built by Hughes Space and Communications.

H-II

Family: H-II
Configuration: II

The H-II rocket was a Japanese satellite launch system which flew seven times between 1994 and 1999 with 5 successes. It was developed by NASDA in order to give Japan a capability to launch larger satellites in the 1990s. It was the first two stage liquid fuelled rocket Japan made using only domestic technologies.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    49.0 m
  • Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    260 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    H-II
  • Family
    H-II
  • Variant
    II
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    H-II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    10060 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3930 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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Seiji Izumisawa Founded: 1884 Successes: 81 Failures: 3 Pending: 9

Agency Type: Commercial

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

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Tanegashima, Japan

Yoshinobu Launch Complex


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