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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIA 202 | ALOS-2
H-IIA 202 | ALOS-2

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIA 202 Rocket

Launch Status
Success

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was scheduled to launch a H-IIA 202 rocket as part of the ALOS-2 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Fri, May 23rd, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT from Yoshinobu Launch Complex Tanegashima, Japan. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the H-IIA 202 and experience the excitement for yourself.

Location

Yoshinobu Launch Complex

Tanegashima, Japan

Rocket

H-IIA 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.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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.