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H-IIAロケット44号機打上げライブ中継 / Live streaming for the launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No.44

みちびき初号機後継機 特設サイト: https://qzss.info/2021年10月25日 H-IIAロケット44号機(H-IIA・F44)による準天頂衛星「みちびき」初号機後継機の打上げの模様を中継します。番組放送時間:10時35分~(予定)打上げ予定日時:11時00分00秒(日本標準時)みちびき(準天頂衛...

Japan prepared to launch H-IIA with QZS-1R satellite

Japan’s H-IIA rocket will launch on October 26 at 02:19 UTC from LA-Y1 at the Tanegashima Space Center, carrying the QZS-1R satellite. This will be the 44th launch of the H-IIA rocket for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). For the mission, the H-IIA will l...

QZS-1R

Overview

Destination: Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit
Mission: Navigation

Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit Yoshinobu Launch Complex LP-1 Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

The Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) is a three-satellite regional time transfer system and the satellite-based augmentation system for the GPS that would be receivable within Japan. The primary purpose of QZSS is to increase the availability of GPS in Japan's numerous urban canyons, where only satellites at very high elevation can be seen. A secondary function is performance enhancement, increasing the accuracy and reliability of GPS derived navigation solutions. QZS-1R is a replacement satellite for QZS-1 which was launched in 2010.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 26, 2021, 4:33 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Oct. 23, 2021, 7:09 a.m.

One day delay due to weather.


Cosmic_Penguin • Sept. 10, 2021, 6:43 a.m.

New launch time.


H-IIA

Family:
Configuration: 202

H-IIA (H2A) is an active expendable launch system operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The liquid-fueled H-IIA rockets have been used to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, to launch a lunar orbiting spacecraft, and to launch Akatsuki, which studied the planet Venus. Launches occur at the Tanegashima Space Center.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    53.0 m
  • Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    285 T
  • Thrust
    2260 kN
Family
  • Name
    H-IIA
  • Family
  • Variant
    202
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    H-IIA 202
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $90000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    10000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    4100 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

(MHI)

President: Seiji Izumisawa Founded: 1884 Successes: 49 Failures: 1 Pending: 13

Agency Type:

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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