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JDRS-1

Overview

Destination: Geosynchronous Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geosynchronous Orbit Yoshinobu Launch Complex Tanegashima, Japan

JDRS-1 is a Japanese Data Relay Satellite.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 29, 2020, 8:41 a.m.

Launch success confirmed.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 27, 2020, 6:45 a.m.

Refined launch window.


spacevogel • Nov. 24, 2020, 8:12 p.m.

Setting GO per NOTAM P3975/20


H-IIA

Family: H-II
Configuration: A

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
  • Launch Mass
    445 T
  • Thrust
    1078 kN
Family
  • Name
    H-IIA
  • Family
    H-II
  • Variant
    A
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    H-IIA
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $90000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    15000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    6000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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Seiji Izumisawa Founded: 1884 Successes: 82 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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