Himawari 3

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Geostationary Orbit Osaki Launch Complex Tanegashima Space Center, Japan

Japanese geostationary meteorological satellite built by Hughes Space and Communications

N-2

Family:
Configuration: 2

The N-II or N-2 was a derivative of the American Delta rocket, produced under licence in Japan. It replaced the N-I-rocket in Japanese use. It used a Thor-ELT first stage, a Delta-F second stage, nine Castor SRMs, and on most flights either a Star-37E or Burner-2 upper stage, identical to the US Delta 0100 series configurations. Eight were launched between 1981 and 1987, before it was replaced by the H-I, which featured Japanese-produced upper stages. All eight launches were successful.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    35.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.44 m
  • Launch Mass
    132 T
  • Thrust
    2278 kN
Family
  • Name
    N-2
  • Family
  • Variant
    2
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    N-2
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    730 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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