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準天頂衛星システム静止軌道衛星「みちびき3号機」/H-IIAロケット35号機打ち上げ中継

The live broadcast of the MICHIBIKI No. 3 / H-IIA F35 launch Launch Date: August 19, 2017(JST) Launch Time: 2:29 p.m. H-IIA35号機による「みちびき3号機」打ち上げの様子をJAXA種子島宇宙セ...

Michibiki 3 (QZS-3)

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Yoshinobu Launch Complex Tanegashima, 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. A single satellite weighs about 4000 kg, has an expected lifetime of 15 years and is put in a elliptical, highly inclined geosynchronous orbit.

H-IIA

Family: H-II
Configuration: A 204

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
    445 T
  • Thrust
    2260 kN
Family
  • Name
    H-IIA
  • Family
    H-II
  • Variant
    A 204
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    H-IIA 204
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $90M
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    6000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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Seiji Izumisawa Founded: 1884 Successes: 36 Failures: 0 Pending: 6

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

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