H-IIA | Hope (Emirates Mars Mission)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries launch of a H-IIA Rocket

TBD

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is scheduled to launch a H-IIA rocket as part of the Hope (Emirates Mars Mission) mission. The launch window for the Planetary Science mission is on Tue, Jun 30th, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT from Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Hope (Emirates Mars Mission)

The probe weighs 1.5 ton and includes 3 scientific tools which are the Emirates Exploration imager (EXI), Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS), and Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer (EMIR). The tools are designed to investigate why Mars atmosphere is losing hydrogen and oxygen gases, and what the connection is between the lower and upper atmosphere of Mars. The probe will manoeuvre into Mars’ wide elliptic orbit, between 22,000 and 44,000 km away from the Martian surface, enabling the mission to provide the first global picture of how the Martian atmosphere changes throughout the day, and between seasons.

Location

Unknown Pad, Tanegashima, Japan

Tanegashima, Japan

Rocket

H-II

The H-II was a Japanese Satellite Launch System used in the '90s. It flew 7 times and succeeded 5. It was retired and replaced in 1999 but the H-IIA.

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.